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David Harold Hensley

February 25, 1949 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 68)

David Hensley, age 68, of Nebo, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 following a period of declining health.  David was a native of McDowell County, born on February 25, 1949 to the late Woodrow and Leanna Edwards Hensley.  A jack of all trades, David could build houses, repair about anything on a car, or make anything out of wood.  He was always looking out for those less fortunate than he was and in his caring way would do anything he could when asked.  A loving husband, father and grandfather, he especially loved his many grandchildren.  He had many friends and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

David leaves behind his wife of ten years, Gale Smith Hensley of the home; four children, David H. Hensley, Jr. of Drexel, Penny Hensley Pearson of Drexel, Jerry Hensley and wife Linda of Flat Gap, and Rosie Hensley Setzer of Morganton; step-daughters Shay Hensley of Nebo, Leanna Hensley Sides of the home and Tonya Biggerstaff ; a sister, Geraldine Norman and husband Charles of Morganton; two brothers, Rev. Daniel Hensley and wife Vonita of Enola and Paul Hensley and wife Betty of Nebo; and fifteen grandchildren.

 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Friendly Free Will Baptist Church in Morganton with Rev. Daniel Hensley and Darvey Hensley officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


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