John M. Hensley, 79, of C'bus had family in JC
John M. Hensley, 79, of Columbus died at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Chuck Coleman officiating. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hensley was employed at Columbus Regional Hospital as a valet. He enjoyed sports, especially NASCAR and loved old trucks, grilling, and especially family gatherings.
Born in Manchester, Kentucky, September 25, 1934, Mr. Hensley was the son of Estel and Myrtle Rice Hensley. He married Leona Singleton on February 16, 1959, and she survives.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hensley is also survived by sons, Steven Hensley of Oregon, Ron (Carolyn) Hensley of North Vernon, and Craig Hensley of Columbus; daughters, Sharon (James) Benvie of Oregon, Vicki (Darrell) Fitzgerald of Columbia, South Carolina, Crystal Hensley of North Vernon, and Regina Hensley of Columbia, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Mullins of Erlanger, Kentucky.
Mr. Hensley was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and two sisters.