Judge Jimmy B. Henson
Magistrate Jimmy B. Henson was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on July 6, 1951. His mother is Louise Henson of Chesnee, South Carolina and his father the late Reverend James E. Henson. He is married to Deborah Jean Sherbert of Pacolet South Carolina. He has one son, Joshua B. Henson and daughter-in law Kimberly Hood Henson, who resides in Pacolet South Carolina.
Judge Henson graduated from Pacolet High School in 1969. After graduation from high school he joined the South Carolina National Guard, Mechanized Infantry. Received his B.S. Degree from Limestone College. He has focused his continuous studies in management, leadership, psychology, and counseling. Judge Henson graduated from the Palmetto Military Academy Columbia, South Carolina receiving his officer's commission. He has attended numerous military schools from Fort Benning advanced leadership to Command and General Staff College. Judge Henson retired as a colonel with over twenty years of service at home and abroad. Judge Henson is extremely proud and honored to have served with the South Carolina National Guard.
Judge Henson was a member and
served as president of the Pacolet Jaycee's.
In 1978 Judge Henson was elected as a councilman to the Town of Pacolet Mills. He served as Mayor pro-tem in 1980, then in 1981 was elected Mayor of Pacolet Mills. Judge Henson served as Mayor until 1995 when he resigned upon receiving his Magistrate's commission. As a member of the municipal association he served on numerous committees for the county, also as vice president and president of the Spartanburg municipal association.
As a part time Magistrate he's employed full time by Milliken Research in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He has worked for Milliken in research and development for thirty years. He has patents from bulletproof vest to processes that soften the touch of fabric. In the mid-80's worked in Washington on the passage of the Textile reform bill. He has been recognized twice by the textile industry and the Governor as one of the top ten people in South Carolina's textile industry.
Judge Henson enjoys the outdoors,
fishing, hunting and also, has a working farm, which keeps him busy. A
relaxing hobby is his music, (blues, country, blue grass, and gospel)
singing and playing the harmonica. He writes stories based upon his
experiences. He also continues to reach out and speak to families and
young people. He is very active in his community with on going projects of
beautification, restoration, and a museum. As a history buff of his
community he collects historical material and gives talks on the rich
history his community has contributed to South Carolina.