Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ John Lloyd Henderson, 49, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Wooster Community Hospital.
John was born April 24, 1972 in Ashland the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Williams Henderson, and grew up on the family farm in Jeromesville.
He had worked for various companies in their maintenance departments and was self-taught in the trades of electrician, carpentry, plumbing, and electronics.  John was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ and sang in the choir.   He enjoyed collecting antiques and vintage radios and memorabilia.    He was always willing to help out anyone in need. John enjoyed riding the Rails to Trails all over Ohio with Wyatt, and they both enjoyed the outdoors and each other’s company.
He is survived by his life partner of 15 years Wyatt Ridenbaugh; siblings Charles Waugaman, James Waugaman, Clinton Waugaman, and Kirk Waugaman; many nieces and nephews; special family Crystal (Kirk) Spurgeon, Shane (Kirk) Snyder, Carole Ridenbaugh, Mindy (Nick) Newsted, Alissa (Quinton) Gray, Lindsy Snyder, Laina Snyder, Trey Spurgeon, Easton and Everett Newsted, Millie Gray and Charlotte (Garland) Sellers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the 3:00 p.m. service on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster, OH 44691 with Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin officiating.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Funeral Home to help defray expenses

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ

Sunday, October 3, 2021 2-3:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ


  1. Wyatt,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss…cherish all of your memories.

  2. Wyatt I am so sorry for your loss. In the short time I knew him John was a generous, kind soul. He will be missed greatly.

  3. Am so sorry for your loss John was a nice guy my u all find peace in your hearts God bless u all

  4. John was a great friend and a great human being. So sorry for your loss.

  5. I am sorry for your loss. John had a way about him that he could make everyone smile. Happy trails to you old friend.

  6. Good, fun memories of John, from school. Kind guy, and easy to get along with. Sense of humor, too. May we all hold on to our fun, happy memories of John. God Minister, Bless, Guide, and Keep all of John’s family, love ones, and all! In Christ Jesus!

  7. I’m so sorry Wyatt. John was such a Fun, Loving, Caring Person. The three of Us sure have had some Laughs Together. I’m so Blessed to have Met Him and call Him a Friend.


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