Robert Efton Henderson, age 62, was born the son of Archie and Clara (Hendricks) Henderson Wednesday, April 8, 1959 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and went to be with Jesus on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Robby had the privilege of being the first baby born in the Muskogee General Hospital.
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On Thursday, September 6, 1979 Robby married Patty Ann Hodges. They loved each other so much that they married each other five more times throughout the years. Robby and Patty had two children: Justin Robert Henderson, born Thursday, May 18, 1982, and Julee Jordann Henderson, born Tuesday, February 28, 1989. He loved his family with his whole heart!
Robby and Patty being their children’s #1 Fans, participated in every aspect of their lives. From sports to school and everything in between they were at every event that their children were involved in. They carried this love for being involved into their grandchildren’s lives as well, Racee, Cruz, Revyn, Sequoyah, Rayleigh, Ava, Madison, Connor and Kade were the apple of his eye.
Robby loved his horses, Casey, Ol’ Crip, and Sugar were incredibly special to him. He and Sugar, which is 32 years old now and looks as good as ever, won many saddles, breast collars, buckles, and a lot of money. Back in his high school rodeo days, Robby rodeoed with Robert Eller, Tony Burress, Sam Bradshaw, Danny Ray Rogers, Mitch Rogers, David Mazarco, Joe Leonard, Conley Wilson, and Randy Taylor, man what a time they had!
He graduated from Oktaha High School in 1977 and spent his entire life, including over 30 years with Cross Telephone Company in Warner, Oklahoma, working to provide a great life for his family. After retiring from Cross Telephone, he spent several years working for Union Pacific Railroad and most recent for Nutrien Ag Solutions in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma until he became ill.
Robby was a strong Christian man, who was a faithful member of Buckhorn Freewill Baptist Church, had a great desire to see his children, grandchildren, family and friends serving God in church together. Because of his love for Christ, he and Patty spent the last six months praying together for Healing, Salvation and strength for all their family and friends. Robby wants to reunite with you in Heaven.
He is survived by his wife Patty, of 41 years; son Justin and wife Whitney; daughter Julee and life partner Magen; nine precious grandchildren Racee, Cruz, Revyn, Sequoyah, Rayleigh, Ava, Madison, Connor and Kade two sisters, Susan Henderson Calvert and husband Bill, Vickie Miller Barnett and husband Dave; an incredibly special aunt Margie Burris; mother-in-law Melba Hodges; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was loved dearly by all.
Robby was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Clara Henderson, his maternal and paternal grandparents and father-in-law Ved Hodges.