Obituary: Phillip Henderson

Phillip Patrick Henderson, (Woo-Woo!) was born March 17, 1950 to the late James and Faustina Henderson in Gary, Indiana where he grew into manhood.Obituary-Henderson-10-08-15

Phillip Graduated from Frobel High School, class of 1968. He worked the Steel Mill and even operated a pizza parlor. Not fully satisfied with the city, he then relocated to Nevada with his mother, where he started his infamous bartending career. Later moving to Wendover, Nevada he met the love of his life Kimberly. The family finally planted roots in Mesquite, Nevada where he finally felt at home.

He will forever remain one of the greatest and funniest men in the business. You always left his bar with a smile. His last job he had was at Dotty’s where his customers he loved would remember his laughing and singing. He was a man whose family meant everything. Yes, blood is thicker than water but if you became a friend he loved you like family.

Phillip Patrick Henderson peacefully entered the realm of eternal life October 2, 2015, where he would reunite with his parents and earlier passed brother, James Henderson Jr. He leaves to celebrate his cherished memories to his beloved Wife, Kimberly; his 4 sons, Phillip, Zachary, Bryton and Chase; brothers and sisters, Rose, Glenn, Patricia, Tony, Daryl, and Latoya; many nieces and nephews; and three Grandchildren. Phillip stepped in many of our lives as a male role model and mentor. There is much love to their Uncle Woo. Even the Children of Mesquite would yell “love you Uncle Woo Woo.”

There will be a service held at Virgin Valley Mortuary, 320 E Old Mill Road, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 10.


  1. Debbie and Dennis Selvage says:

    We will see you again and when we do we expect the biggest hug ever! We love you forever and a day!

  2. Dear Kimberly and family, you have my deepest sympathy. I just learned of Phillips passing and wanted you and your family to know that you have our prayers, in your time of need.

    LeDean Smith

  3. Scott & Tammy Barker says:

    The happiest guy I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace…my friend.

  4. Steve and Linda Kennedy says:

    From the time we first met Phillip he welcomed us as friends. He talked about his sons with a certain spark in his eyes that you knew right away how much his family meant to him. Such a ray of sunshine to be around. He will be missed. But his family will carry on the great influence he was.

  5. Rest in peace Phil. My heart breaks for his family. God speed.

  6. Reginald Barksdale says:

    Phillip was a lifelong friend. Loved and respected by those that he met. Our age is insignificant to eternity, but Phillip lived this life and his spirit is bound by his heart’s compassion. I am so very thankful that our paths crossed. To the family, your heart may be heavy at this hour, but there is more. Peace be unto you.

  7. Kim so sorry to hear about your loss, I worked with Phil and Tom Flynn they were the two of my bartenders I dearly loved and adored.. They were two of the best co-workers I worked with at the Oasis, we will dearly missed them! Take care..

    Tita Austin

  8. cora shadwick says:

    He graduated with my brother Herbert Shadwick, may he rest in peace. He was a good man.

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