William “Bill” Hubert Hensley, 76, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at Elizabeth House after a long battle with heart and kidney disease. He was born August 6th, 1946, in Tarboro, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Madeline Hensley and his sister Lora Cauble. He has two surviving siblings; Michael Hensley (Barbara) of Black Mountain, NC and Kaye Lynn Litchfield (Michael) of Weaverville, NC. He was blessed to have several nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School of Asheville, NC in 1965. In June 1966, he enlisted into the Air Force. He became a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Member and obtained the rank of Sergeant. He served until he was honorably discharged in 1970.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dona Remenar Hensley. They were married February 19th, 1971. They have two daughters; April Virginia Lanning (Bo) of Columbus, NC, and Emily Marlene Smith (Jamie) of Hendersonville, NC. They have one granddaughter, Megan Virginia Owen of Fletcher, NC, as well as several fur-grandchildren. They have one great-grandson, Silas William Owen, of Fletcher, NC.
Bill worked at Sherwin-Williams, Lowes, Steelcase, and retired in 2013 from Kimberly-Clark in Hendersonville, NC. He was a quiet man, a bit of a homebody, but enjoyed getting out to play golf. Bill listened to a variety of music, and loved dancing in his living room with his girls. He loved making people laugh, spending time with his family and pets. Bill was known for either giving people nicknames or poking them in the eye!
Information regarding Bill’s Celebration of Life will be given out on social media at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Blue Ridge Humane Society in his name, as he was an avid animal lover. His family wants to thank Dr. Eric Byrd and his staff for the many years of attention and patience with his care. They also want to thank the staff of Pardee Hospital and Elizabeth House.
And, finally, a quote from Bill: “Let’s be like horse turds and hit the road!”