Paul Matthew Henderson

January 22, 1974 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 47)


Paul Matthew “Matt” Henderson, 47, Paoli, IN passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022.  He was born in Bedford, IN on January 22, 1974, to David and Betty Jo Henderson.  He married his high school sweetheart, Catherine McBride Henderson, on April 8, 1995.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

He graduated from Orleans Jr-Sr High school in 1992.  Upon graduation, he followed his father’s footsteps.  He was blessed to work beside him for many years, at Henderson Heating & Cooling in Orleans.  Later, he pursued a career with Walker Mechanical for over 20 years and finally Hussung Mechanical, both in Louisville, Ky.  During his career, he attained numerous licenses and credentials including Master Plumbing Contractor and Master Plumbing License (IN, KY, TN).  He was also active in the UA 502 Plumbers & Pipefitters, where he served on the Disciplinary Board.

He was a member of Paoli United Methodist Church where he served as youth leader, President of the Trustees and President of Pastor-Parish.  He also attended Paoli Christian Church. 

He was extremely active and giving to his community, serving on the Orange County Council as President and Vice President, Patoka Lake Regional Water Board, and the Orleans Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge #119. 

Matt loved his children and was actively involved in their lives.  He was on the Lost River Career Coop Board, Jr. High Golf Coach, President of Paoli Youth Football League and coached virtually every sport one of his children wanted to try or pick up. 

Anybody who knew Matt, knew one thing.  Love.  To know him, you loved him.  He loved life, his family, his children and his grandchildren.  One of his greatest joys was rocking his grandchildren, regardless of the time of day. 

Matt will be remembered for his love of the outdoors.  He thoroughly enjoyed his time on the water with family and friends and in the woods with his sons.

Survivors include:
His Wife:
Catherine Henderson, Paoli, IN

Father and Mother-In-Law:
Junior and Darlene McBride, Paoli, IN

2 Sons:
Connor Matthew Henderson (Elizabeth Stemle), Paoli, IN
Colton McBride Henderson, Still at Home

2 Daughters:
Caitlin Elizabeth Henderson Fleenor (C.J.), Rego, IN
Clara Adalynn Henderson, Still at Home

2 Grandchildren:
Christian William and Caroline Elizabeth Fleenor, Rego, IN

1 Brother:
Davy Henderson and Heather, Orleans, IN

1 Sister:
Stacy Hughes Hardinsburg, IN

Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive Paul Matthew “Matt” Henderson. 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday January 20, 2022, at Paoli United Methodist Church in Paoli, Indiana with Kyle Stackhouse, Brother Gary Swick and Mike Williams officiating.  Cremation will follow, with internment at a later date.  Visitation will be held 1:00-8:00 PM Wednesday January 19, 2022, and from 9:00 AM until the time of service at Paoli United Methodist Church, 794 State Road 56, Paoli, Indiana 47454.  Paoli Masonic Lodge #119 will conduct Masonic Rites at 6:00 PM on Wednesday January 19, 2020. Due to COVID 19, family requests facial mask and social distancing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Flower Cottage in Orleans, Indiana will be handling the flower arrangements. (812-865-3494)

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for Clara and Colton at Springs Valley Bank & Trust, 867 North Gospel Street, Paoli, Indiana 47454.  Please designate the Henderson Children on your contribution.  Other charitable funds you may contribute to include the Matt Henderson Scholarship or Running Start for Throop Elementary which are held by the Orange County Community Foundation, 1075 Sandy Hook Road, Ste 2, Paoli, Indiana 47454. 


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January 19, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paoli United Methodist Church
794 East State Road 56
Paoli, IN 47454

Funeral Service
January 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Paoli United Methodist Church
794 East State Road 56
Paoli, IN 47454

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