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Robert Nathan (Nate) Henderson
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Robert Nathan (Nate) Henderson, 43, of Lexington, tragically passed away April 18, 2018, from a heart attack while traveling on business in Kansas. His donation to the Gift of Life program represents his lifelong consideration for others.

He was born March 19, 1975, in Ashland, the son of Vada Lou Fyfe Henderson and the late Leslie A. Henderson, Sr.

Formerly of Olive Hill, Nate graduated with honors from West Carter High School in 1993 where he also served as class president. In 1999 he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Morehead State University.

Nathan began his career in the railroad industry with CSX Transportation, eventually holding management positions with that company and later executive positions with the RJ Corman Railroad Group. In December 2017, he was named Executive Vice President with Midwest Pacific Rail Net and Logistics. He also became a partner in Henderson Rail Services, which he co-founded, and the managing partner and COO for North American Rail Partners and the CEO for AN Trans. Active in professional organizations, Nathan served several years on the NRC Board.

Nathan was actively involved with his family and community. He adored his children and eagerly attended their school functions. He coached his son’s t-ball, football and basketball teams and was a supportive “Cheer Dad” who helped his own girls as well as others on the team who needed support. He knew cheerleading is a sport! Nate was a golfer, UK fan, and Notre Dame fan—often referring to himself as Irish. Nathan loved cooking and barbecuing and he and Amy enjoyed hosting gatherings for family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Nathan is survived by his wife, Amy Waggoner Henderson, whom he wed October 19, 2002 ; his daughters, Macey Brooke and Abigail Riece and his son, Zachary Armstrong, all residing in Lexington; his sisters, Leslyn (Johnnie) Spaulding of Mount Sterling; Pam (Jimmy) Adkins and Vanessa (Mike) Lowe of Olive Hill; his half-brothers, Greg (Vickey) Henderson of Olive Hill and Brent (Sandi) Henderson of Indianapolis, IN; his step-brother, Jeff Tackett of Washington, DC.; special nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; four half-brothers, Gregory E. Duncan, L. A. Henderson, Jr., Marty Henderson, and J.B. Henderson; and one step-brother, Doug Tackett.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Johnnie Spaulding, Jimmy Adkins, and Gerald Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: Phillip Blevins, Phillip Carter, Jason Greene, Christopher Lowe, Jeremy Lowe, Chad Duncan, Will Keath, Stan (Bubba) Radjunas, Tyler Sequeira, and Mike Philpot. Honorary pallbearers: Mike Lowe and Wayne Adkins.

Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Nathan Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Frederick Douglass Cheerleaders, 2000 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40509

View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

25

Apr

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Service

Thursday

26

Apr

1:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Cemetery Details

Location

Olive Hill Memorial Gardens

US 60 East
Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164

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