Condolence From: mike mcnulty, Land O Lakes, FL
Condolence: mark was my brother-in-law
met him in 1985
he was easy to get to know as he was outgoing and fun to be with
i remember him dancing in his house with his buddy Dean, imitating the Four tops
his musical talent was obvious and he thrived on it
he certainly marched to his own drummer and did things his way
his passing was way too early
miss you mark!
Condolence From: Lynne Henderson, Dunedin, FL
Condolence: On the 5th anniversary of Mark's passing and tragic death my family and I continue to grieve. His passing was sudden. We believe he died of a broken heart/ heart attack. Mark died on a plane traveling from Costa Rica to Atlanta, Georgia. I was so fortunate to have a good relationship with him and encouraged him with his talent and music. As our Great Uncle Albert Scheer said "You gotta do what you love". So Mark pursued his passion and played in several bands such as The Hoo Doo Soul Band,Yumbambe (Latin American music) T. C. And The Cats,The Alligators, Perpetual Euphony with Bob Shoaf, and others.Mark Henderson opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, The Crusaders, Billy Ocean and many other talented bands and musicians. This also led
him to opening a popular club in Columbus, Ohio called "The Rumba Cafe". He transformed the no name place into the hottest , funkiest and most soulful place to hear the best music in the Ohio State University area and Midwest to beat! Thank God for my best bro, my brother man, and please light a candle for him on his birthday Dec. 9th. Born and raised in Chillicothe, Ohio. "Little Cowtown" Thanks baby brother for shaking up "Big CowTown". Thanks for your last phone call to tell me "I love you Sis and I will call you when I get back to Ohio". Peace baby,Peace. Miss you madly! ❤️
Condolence From: Jeff Howard
Condolence: Mark was my best friend. We lived 3 doors from each other and attended Worthington elementary school. Throughout life we share a love of music with him being the far more gifted...far! Like many we grew apart, yet, reconnected when I would return to run the Columbus Marathon. Watching him perform with different bands, especially his own was far more than a delightful experience. It was surreal, moving. His early departure left a whole in the lives of many, however, the space filled by moments with him more than fill. My cup runneth over. Thanks Mark. RIP my friend.
Condolence From: Bob Shoaf, San Antonio, TX
Condolence: Mark and I grew up together in Chillicothe, OH. We were best friends from around 11 'till I left town for the Army a month after graduation from CHS in 1976. We kept in touch and managed to see each other when visiting my father at our home on 437 Laurel St., less when Dad moved to his home town in KC MO and he moved to Columbus but I tried to at least get him on the phone around Christmas every year. We started a band together around 1974. We had many firsts together as young men growing into adolescence together. Still, regardless of how little we saw each other or spoke, our years together significantly impacted each other. He continued playing as a civilian and I in the military until I retired with 23 years service and now a free lance pianist and regular at my Episcopal Church. I miss him so much in his place in my heart will never be replaced. I also miss Jean, his mother may she RIP. Thank you Mark for sharing yourself with me and always being there for me. My best to his family, friends and all those he touched. A positive soul whom I had a place in heaven. Love you Mark!
Condolence From: Paul Reichle lll, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Condolence: It has been sixteen years since I left Columbus, but I remember Mark well. I was saddened to hear of his passing and the other musicians from Columbus over the last two decades. R.I.P Mark. I hope you find Dave Weinstock in heaven.
Condolence From: Dean Congin, Cincinnati, Oh
Condolence: To one of my best friends and a great musician. I will miss you. We had the best of times.
Condolence From: Mary Jo Modica Grenwood, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Mark Henderson is a wonderful man, great musician and just a good guy. I thank God for having known him. My heart goes out to his family and all his friends who will miss him greatly. May God give us strength and fill us with the peace of knowing Mark is in a much better place and one day we will be with all who have gone on to be with our Lord Jesus.
Condolence From: Eric Snyder, MANSFIELD, Ohio
Condolence: Many fond memories Mark and deep sympathy for your family.