HENDERSON David Earl
of White Lake, went to be with his Lord and Savior June 20, 2016 at 62 years of age. Beloved husband of Sharon for 42 years; dear father of Melissa (Matthew) Whetstone, Jason (Sarah) Henderson, Bryan Henderson, and Daniel (Candace) Henderson; grandfather “Piggie” of Taylor, Hayden, Margaret, Delilah, Shawn, and Delaney; brother of Jerry (Cassie) Henderson, Karen (Ron) Falknor, Edwin Henderson, and Dennis (Dianne) Henderson. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dave was founder, owner and operator of AutoWatch in Brighton, a company that specialized in websites for the collision repair industry. His passions were many; water skiing, boating, remote airplanes, scuba diving, family reunions, youth ministries, and more, but first and foremost was God and family, as well as, making the dullest activity “fun”.
Family will receive friends Friday 3:00-9:00 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME – CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Highway.
Funeral service Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hope Community Church, 1240 Jay Street, Waterford. Burial White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.
Memorials may be made to Hope Community Church.
I am honored and blessed to have known Dave . He was truly a blessing in my life and the life's of the people around him and I will miss him. My condolences.
Sue Ann Kainz
Sending prayers & the hope that your happy memories of Dave surround & comfort your breaking hearts. Dave was so incredibly positive all the time...a big kid, really. He loved his family & friends and would do anything for anyone. He certainly made me smile, & I'm blessed to have known him. I'm sure he is already planning team events in Heaven while making cotton candy and snow cones for everyone. Dave will be missed!
My sincerest and deepest sympathy goes out to the Henderson Family! Dave was such an inspiration on so many facets of life for me. It was an absolute honor and privilege to be in the presence of such an awesome Man of God!!
So sorry for your loss. Wonderful father and neighbor. Geoff and Terry Cary.
Dave was one of the nicest, funniest, most genuine men I have ever known! His devotion to God, Sharon, his children and grandchildren was so evident in all he did. I've known him for many years and he was truly one of a kind! He will be greatly missed. I'm so thankful that someday we'll meet again!
I loved Dave!! He was laughter, pranks and pure love mixed together into a true friend!! When I remember Dave, I smile and then I laugh!! Then I think of another reason to laugh!! From canoe trips on the Pine River to laughing around the camp fire, Dave was a pure joy to be with and a very special gift from God. I weep but I hope in glory!! (I cannot travel to the funeral due to a funeral that I am preaching at on Saturday.) I love you all.
We are praying that God will wrap His loving arms around you. May he pour out his love and mercy on all of you. We love you.
shelley a taglione
My heart is so sad for your whole family. David was a very kind and caring man. He will be missed by many.
Dave was such a wonderful person and I know that everyone he touched in his life held him in the highest regard. Very rarely do we have the pleasure to encounter someone who always greeted you with a warm smile and was always there to provide help when it was needed. I do not believe I will ever meet a more genuine, caring and good person.
I met Dave through Autowatch and had many meetings and discussions with him over the years. Dave was a gentleman, family man and a great guy. I am truly sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was such a kind, happy person. He always seemed to have a sparkle in his eye. You get the feeling that everyone who met him came away a little better person. My condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Dave was one of the leaders in the collision repair industry, and we are diminished by his passing. A friend to many, his passion and counsel helped to move the collision industry forward in many ways and helped fellow shop owners and technicians across the nation. Thank you, Dave. You will be missed.
I met Dave at a CEO Peer group meeting 10 years ago. He immediately captured the attention of us all with his infectious laughter, fun, generosity and kindness and business acumen. He was one of the most positive and wonderful business leaders I have known. Thank you David.
Dearest Sharon and family
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Dave. He was a wonderful man. He was an amazing neighbour to have who would help out without even being asked. He will be missed dearly
Our hearts are saddened. We were all so blessed just to have known Dave. His smile every time he greeted us made us feel at home. Now, he is in his true home with our Lord. We pray for family and friends. Rest in peace.
Katie and Ted Falkner
Very saddened learning of the loss of Dave. He was such a great person and had such a great demeanor. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family.
I had the honor of working for Dave, and the respect he received from our industry was so well deserved. His creative and fun ways of getting serious work done should be an inspiration for everyone -- but not everyone is lucky enough to work for a Dave Henderson in their career.
But be assured his family and Church always came first, and certainly that is where he will be missed the most.
It is with great regrets that Jacque and I can not attend visitation or services. But I can tell the family here; what a Joy it was to be around Dave, and know him as well as I did -- and that condolences just don't seem to be quite enough at this point. We will all miss a truly wonderful man.
I am so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I had the privilege of knowing and working with Dave for many years. He will be missed.
So very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I have always been impressed by his humility, humor, service and kindness. Truly a great guy that will be missed by many.
Dave was a great man and was an positive example to many. I express my condolences to the entire Henderson family.
We became friends shortly after he started his company and worked as a independent rep for him. What a great man. The environment that he created in his office was amazing! Everyone really loved and respected him. He will be missed! RIP my friend!
We became friends shortly after he started his company and I worked as a independent rep for him. What a great man. The environment that he created in his office was amazing! Everyone really loved and respected him. He will be missed! RIP my friend!
Rich & Mary Ann Olson
Sharon and Family, We loved Dave and probably have similar emotions to everyone who knew him; sad for your loss but joyful to have known him and to know now exactly where he is. We had great times in your Small Group in the First Baptist of Pontiac days.
Tom Homrich sr.
God is filling His heaven and someday, we who are His, will enjoy a great reunion with our loved ones and friends.
Our prayers are with you. Tom & Dorothy
To meet Dave was to love Dave!!! If things were good or if things were bad Dave was always the same, positive!!! You could not be down around him!! He truly had the spirit of Christ in him!!! My heart breaks for his family, because I know what they have lost and he can never be replaced!!! My Love and Prayers are with all of you who loved him to!!Dave till we meet again RIP!!Love Roz
Karen & Denny Honeycheck
Dave was one of the first persons to reach out to us way back years ago when we first started attending Berean - he was always so friendly. He was so giving - always there when we needed him. Everytime my kids got a dent or bang on their vehicles - it was 'call Dave' - and he came to the rescue. We love you and miss you Dave. We love you Sharon and pray you will have the peace that passes all understanding.
-Karen & Denny
Dave was passionate about his work, hobbies, family and faith. I admired him very much and was fortunate and glad to have known him. My condolences to his entire family and may his memory be a blessing to all of us.
I watched Dave as he grew his company, a true entrepreneur! And I was attracted to him because he was one of us, a guy from the shops. Not a PHD or corporate guy, just a regular brown bag lunch kind of guy!
I remember the first NACE where his company presented and how proud he was to have a booth. His baby was growing up.
But what I remember most, as mentioned by many here was his infectious smile and love of others.
RIP my friend. May your family be warmed in the arms of God in these difficult days.
I met Dave in 2005 and quickly realized he had passion and vision for our industry that was a bit different from all others. I quickly became a customer and soon after a friend. I cherished our many "what if" conversations. I owe so much of my success to my dear friend and will miss him terribly. RIP Dave and keep smiling buddy!