A native and lifelong resident of Wallins, he was a United States Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired coal miner and believed in the Holiness faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Moss Hensley and Rinda Hopkins Hensley; a son, Rick Hensley; and a brother, John Calvin Hensley.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Long Hensley, Wallins; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Hensley, Wallins; granddaughter, Amy Hensley Burkhart and husband, Russell, Wallins; a grandson, Joshua Todd Hensley, Wallins; five brothers: Cecil Hensley and wife, Betty, Burnside; Eugene Hensley and wife, Pam, West Carrollton, Ohio; Wendell “Tubby” Hensley and wife, Retta, Wallins; Arlis Hensley and wife, Mildred, Wallins; and Charles Hensley and wife, Birdie, Wallins; six sisters: Irene Meeks and husband, Charles, Melbourne, Fla.; Della Mae Haywood, Wallins; Geraldine Adams, London; Ann Van Deurson and husband, Sam, South Holland, Ill.; Margaret Peleo and husband, Denny, New York; and Betty Jean Parker and husband, Bob, Louisville.
Visitation is today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Harlan Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Carmical and the Rev. James Burkhart officiating.
Burial will follow at the Park Howard Cemetery in Wallins. Military rites will be performed by the Harlan Honor Guard.
Harlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.