James F. Hensley, 72, of the Middle Creek community, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at Life Care Center of Greeneville, Greene Co TN.
He was the eldest son of the late Jess and Leota Metcalf Hensley. Mr. Hensley was the widower of Kay Hensley.
His family stated he will be sadly missed and fondly recalled for his sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Hensley and David Hensley.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Hensley; one grandson, Randy Stilwell; and two granddaughters, Tara Adkins and Chelsea Hensley, all of OH; three great grand- children; two sisters, Audrey Blake of Greene Co TN, and Peggy Howard of SC; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Delores Hensley of Washington Co TN, and George and Kathy Hensley of SC; five stepsons; a number of local nieces and nephews; two special aunts, Opal Reaves and Arlona Bishop, both of Greene Co TN; and a number of very special friends.
There will be no formal visitation.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. this morning, November 21, 2008, in Greystone Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jay Hugh Jennings officiated.
Pallbearers were Russell Hensley, Jarrod Hensley, Clayton Hensley, Shannon Blake, Randy Stilwell, and James 'Buddy' Willis.
Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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