City Alderman Jerry Henson was Bryant’s own “Hometown Hero.” Elected to Bryant’s City Council in 2014, Jerry was a true public servant. He dedicated his life to serving others in many ways. Through the years, Jerry battled many abdominal surgeries and pain. Yet, even when hospitalized he was still working to make a difference for others. Jerry lost his battle with liver cancer on February 6th, 2018.
Noted in his obituary his family wrote, “When elected for the City of Bryant Council, he attacked each issue as if it was his personal calling to find a fair solution. He gave countless hours to the demands of governance required in a rapidly expanding city that discovered in him a natural leader and booster.
The Boys and Girls Club of Bryant provided another opportunity for his unique brand of volunteerism and the selfless time spent supporting the mission of this organization brought well-deserved honors: the Hometown Hero Award, the Charles Broadway Community Excellence Award and the 2017 Saline County Lifestyles Magazine Super Hero Award.”
In an effort to serve in his memory, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bryant joined with City Council members to pass a resolution that names the Boys & Girls Club’s playground at Bishop Park, the “Jerry Henson Playground.”
We will all miss Jerry’s smile and optimism, but we know the impact he made in those he knew will withstand the test of time.