L.A. "Hap" Henson

Henson, L.A. "Hap", 89, passed on Sunday March 17th at Woodside Hospice. A resident of St. Petersburg since 1967.  Born in Chanute Kansas, he was a  son of John and Dixie Henson.


As a young man, he worked for the family business, Henson's Sporting Goods. He served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He had a 30 year career as a Safety Engineer, and retired in 1992 from Amerisure Insurance Co. 


He was very active in youth athletics and coached baseball, football, and soccer. He served as Vice President of Gulfcoast Youth Soccer Association and the first full time President of the Azalea Eagles.


He was a member of the Masons and the Elks. He was member of TOPS Club, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, and was crowned Florida King in 1997. He joined Pasadena Community Church in 2001 and served as a Trustee and  was active on many committees.


He is survived by companion Louise Kyle, son Guy Henson, daughters, Cindy Ibrahimovic,(Almir), Sheree Adler, (Carl), Pam Carrillo, Sheryl Stampher, Toni Covert, (Thane), Sharon Woodson,(Joe). Grandchildren Wes Carrell, Sarah Avila, Joe Stampher, Ashleigh Alder, David Woodson, Thane Adam Covert, Dana Johnson and Faith Henson. Great Grandchildren Dexter Alder, Saxon Alder, Daphne Avila, and Norah Johnson.