James R. Hensley, 97, formerly of Cleveland, TN, died on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
He was a retired Church of God minister, and a member of the North Cleveland Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. Hensley and Amanda Hensley Williamson; wife, Viola Gann Hensley; infant son, Charles Edward Hensley; brother, Franklin and Hilman Hensley; sisters, Mae Hixson, Rosie Harden and Ester Lee Stokes; and great-granddaughter Jaime Gilliam.
Mr. Hensley is survived by sons, Lonnie (Glenna) Hensley of Ooltewah and Dwight (Bertie) Hensley of Newport, TN; daughters, Polly (Lewis) Gilliam of Spring City, TN, Lucille (Alfred) Morisett of Jefferson City, TN and Connie (Joe) Fowler of Newport, TN; brother, Lloye Hensley; sisters, Hannah Bettis, Jean Potts, Faith Gilliam, and Vanette Caldwell; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 12, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Mitch Maloney and Reverend Marshall Roberson officiating. Interment will follow in Grasshopper Cemetery. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
His family will receive friends Friday, January 11 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, January 12 from 1-2 p.m. at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.