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About RT


    Known as "Rt" or "the guy that rode his bike around town", or affectionately

as the "Bird Man". He acquired many friends while living in Ellijay.


    His main form of transportation was his bike that was also an artistic creation.


    Born September 15, 1935 to Tom and Lou Ella Cochran Henson, in Gilmer

county in the home of Mr. and Mrs. McGaughey. RT passed away on

November 10, 2007


    He was not only an artist in his own right but an inventor and mechanical engineer.


    RT served in the US Army in the 1950's as a switchboard operator while stationed

in Germany. He was a honorably discharged veteran. 


    Returning home he began work at the G&C Spread Mill in Ellijay and later worked

and retired at J&C Universal Carpet Mill.


    RT never married but lovingly cared for his mother until her passing in 1975.


    He was a member of the Ellijay Church Of Christ.


    He began building his home in Ellijay himself in the mid 60's.


    Please enjoy your visit to RT's website and watch for more upcoming  showings of

RT's creations in the future.


    We would like to thank all of the great people that have helped make this project

possible and a special thanks to all that have visited in honor and celebration of RT's life.



     Picture Courtesy of Diane Clark Echols Ellijay Ga.



























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