Dr. Douglas Henson

June 22, 1966 ~ May 14, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Dr. Douglas Henson Obituary

Dr. Doug Henson, 56, died in Huntington,WV on Sunday May, 14th peacefully surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Sam Henson, brothers Andy Henson and Dr. Scott Henson of Hurricane, WV. 

He is survived by his beautiful and resilient mother Joan Henson, son Conner Henson with Mary Kate and his granddaughter Madeline, daughter Caitlin Henson, nephew Seth Henson, niece Brogan Henson and great nieces Haley Henson and Parker Henson, sister-in-law Kim Henson, cousin Stefanie Henson and his devoted fiancé, Stephanie L. Pratt and her children Rachel, Allie, Natalie and Eli Pratt. 

He is also survived by a close group of lifelong friends Dave Oney, Herman Brunetti and Tony Russell. 

Doug grew up in Hurricane, WV graduating from Hurricane High School in 1984. He attended undergraduate school at Marshall University as the class of 1989. He is an alumnus of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine graduating in 1993, followed by a General Surgery residency at Marshall which he completed in 1998. Over the last 25 years Dr. Henson has cared for thousands of patients and mentored countless young doctors. Highly knowledgeable and skilled, he will be fondly remembered for his supremely humble nature and capability to always provide a laugh through the most difficult situations.  

Outside of his life as a surgeon, Dr. Henson maintained wide and varied interests. He had endless stacks of books and could discuss each one for hours. He loved classical music and often spent his evenings and nights at the piano studying and playing the works of all the great composers. He sculpted and painted dinosaurs, built model trains, and enjoyed golf with his dad and son - although he self-admittedly was not very good at that. He was a devoted father, son, uncle, partner and friend to so many. 

The loss to the local medical community and to his family and friends is immeasurable. 

His family would like to specially thank Dr. David Denning and the Marshall Surgery Department. 

Dr. Henson asked that no public service be held. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that a donation be made in his honor to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation or to a local animal shelter of your choosing. 

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