Henson, Troy William

Monday, January 9, 2017
Troy William Henson, 55, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017.
 
Troy loved life and lived life to the fullest. He never met a stranger.

Survivors are his sister, Carita Henson of East Ridge, TN; brother, Tony (Shirley) Henson of Ringgold; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 at Dogwood Valley Baptist Church 5296 Dogwood Valley Rd, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755  with Pastor Roy Gentry
officiating. Interment will follow in the Gib Doc Cemetery in Trenton.

Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 at Dogwood Valley Baptist Church and
Wednesday from 12 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, just be special and show love toward someone as Troy would do.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

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