Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Mid-South Loses A Former Worker: Garland Gene Henson

----This was posted on the Kayfabe board by Terrance Ward on Sunday. I called around and confirmed this. I also was wanting a photo of him before noting about his death. If anyone has a photo - please send it along!!

----I worked with "Garth" during my stint with Rampage Championship Wrestling and he was super nice guy. He was doing the Death Knight gimmick. We would all get a big laugh out of him doing a British accent. Garth was a big guy, but had a real quite voice that would also make you laugh the first time you met him. I remember him pulling his knee out of socket one night in Jonesboro. He just let someone just pop it into place and you could hear the pop [ouch!!]. After RCW, he was always talking about running shows and was wanting "Total Kaos" [Christian Jacobs/Kade] and Coach BT on his shows. He also became legally blind due to diabetes in I believe early 2007. He had sent me an e-mail telling me that he had a computer program to read my site and kept up with everyone. The last time I heard or seen Garth was in August, 2007 for a ASWF show. RRO sends our condolences .

Garland Gene Henson, 45, of Hoxie, died April 26, 2009, at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1964, in Lawrence County, he was a 1982 graduate of Hoxie High School. He was a former employee of S-B Power Tool and was a professional wrestler for 25 years. He was a member of the Sedgwick Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Henson Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jones Henson, whom he married June 29, 1991; a daughter, Brittany Henson, of the home; his mother, Jean Henson, Smithville; and three brothers, Troy Henson Jr. and wife Mary, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Charles Henson and wife Pat, Vilonia, and Ricky Henson and wife Debbie, Hoxie.

Funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Truxler officiating. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Phil Gibson, Tim Gibson, Tim Hutsell, Gary Blackburn, Lanny Hutsell and Leonard Doan.

Courtesy of: The Times Dispatch(www.thetd.com/freepages/2009-04-29/...cords/index.php)

Henson was known as Death Knight and Leonard Bass. Condolences go out to his family in their time of grief.