ERWIN — Dale Hensley, age 78, 200 Dale Hensley Road, Erwin, passed away suddenly Monday, October 10, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Hensley was son of the late Sylvanus and Katherine Hensley. Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Hobert Hensley and Roger Hensley; and one sister, Anna Belle Lewis. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Hensley is survived by three sisters, Geneva Watts, Erwin, Veda Peake and husband, James, Jonesborough, and Mardell Wilson, Erwin; Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; Special friend, Nathan Hashe, Erwin; and Mr. Hensley’s faithful companion, “Sugar Bear.”
Funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 12, 2011, in the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home with Rev. Homer Tweed officiating. Special music will be provided by Damaris Higgins.
Committal service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Hensley Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stanley Watts, Mitchell Watts, Randall Lewis, Terry Wilson, Nathan Hashe and James Peake. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Edwards and David Higgins. Pallbearers are requested to meet at the funeral home by 6:30 P.M. Wednesday. Family, minister, pallbearers and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:45 P.M. Thursday.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, preceding the funeral service, at the funeral home.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Hensley family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements. (423) 743-1380