George Franklin ìFrankî Hensley, 64 of Zirconia, died Monday, July 1, 2013 after a sudden illness. He was a native of Dana and a lifelong resident of Henderson Co., a son of the late William and Gladys Spears Hensley.
He was also preceded in death by brothers Joe, Paul, Ricky, Roy, Kenneth, and Bill Hensley; a sister Lena Sentell; and a son-in-law Lance Bishop.
He was a member of the East Henderson High School class of 1968 and was employed by City Tire Service for over 35 years, and M&M Freezer Locker. A US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the VFW, 40&8, Woodmen of the World, and was a trustee for Lodge 1391. He loved estate and yard sales. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving is his wife of 44 years Sherry Nix Hensley; two daughters Melody Bishop Edwards and husband Stacey and Nicole Galladay and husband Steve all of Hendersonville; three grandchildren Michaela Bishop, Blake Bishop and Waylon Lively; sisters Georgia Gilbert and husband Grady of Edneyville, Polly Hudgins and husband Junior of Dana and Christine Orr and husband Carl of Dana; brother James Hensley and wife Carol of Florida; sister-in-law Theresa Leonhardt of Black Mountain; several nieces and nephews; and mother and father-in-law John and Grace Nix of East Flat Rock.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday at Mud Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Jared Mathis will officiate with music by his niece Angela McGraw. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with military honors rendered by the Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7pm on Friday at Mud Creek Baptist Church and at other times will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, 501 St,Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
May God put his arms around you during this sorrowful time. I know the pain and hurt you are feeling now.
May God bless your family and give you strength in the day ahead.
Sorry to hear about your loss. Just letting you know if you need us were her.
Tammy& Glenn Stepp
Sherry,Melody,Nicole & Family, So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers to all during this sad time.Cherish all the good times together you shared as a family. Sharon and Tommy King
Sherry, Melody, Nicole, Christine and family,
We are so sorry, Frank was a good man who should have had many more years to spend with all of you. We know you are going to miss him terribly. We won’t be able to come to Hendersonville to be with you but our prayers are with all of you.
We are so sorry to hear about Your loss. Frank was a Special Friend. May God comfort You during this time.
Sherry,Melodie,Nicole and grandchildren,
We are so sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in God’s
unending love. Our thoughts and prayers are with now and
We love you,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family during this time.
Sherry, I feel your pain and I wish that GOD will ease your pain and Lift your Spirits in days to come.If I can do or talk to you to help in any way.Please feel free to call or facebook me and I will get in contact with you.May you feel His presence with you through out the days ahead. Love, Turner
SHERRY, I AM SO VERY VERY SORRY
EHHS CLASS OF 68
Sherry, Melodie and Nicole,
I am so sorry for your loss of Husband and Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God’s peace and love abide with you all.