HENDERSON, JOE E. - age 63 of Loudon, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008. Mr. Henderson was a member and Elder of Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a 32nd degree Shriner and Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Loudon Masonic Lodge 204 F & AM as well as a veteran of the US Army and the 278th Tennessee Army National Guard, Lenoir City Unit. He was retired from TVA at Watts Bar in 2003 but he never slowed down. He was a "not so silent partner" with his son Charles at the Line-X of E. TN in Lenoir City where he spent many hours helping out. In addition, Mr. Henderson was an auctioneer and real estate broker with Howell Real Estate and a Kentucky Colonel, an honorary title bestowed on auctioneers. He enjoyed conducting charity auctions for many worthy causes. Attending one of those events was truly enjoyable as he used his wit and charm to entertain the crowd. In addition, he was a member of the Loudon County Regional Planning Commission, the Operating Engineers Local 917 in Knoxville, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Piney Ruritan Club. A kind man with a gentle nature who will be sorely missed by so many. Preceded in death by parents, Moultrie "Mote" and Ethel Estes Henderson. Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Betty Eldridge Henderson; son, Charles Henderson, Loudon; daughter and son in-law, Lara Beth and Gary Lehman, Nashville; sister and brother in-law, Elizabeth and Bob Yates, Loudon; special pet, "Buddy" the dog. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 PM Tuesday at McGill Karnes Funeral Home with Masonic Rites to follow at 7:30 PM conducted by the members of Masonic Lodge 204 F&AM. Contributions in memory of Mr. Henderson may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 373 Loudon, TN 37774. The family will also receive friends 4-7 PM Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Loudon with services to follow at 7 PM with Rev. Nick Coker, Pastor Steve Weaver and Charles Henderson officiating. Interment 11:00 AM Thursday in Corinth Cemetery with full military honors provided by Loudon County Veteran's Honor Guard. McGill Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.