H.B. Hensley

h.b. hensley

September 19, 1938 ~ September 19, 2021

Born in: Yancey Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Hartcel Bascomb Hensley, 83, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at CarePartners Solace Center.

Mr. Hensley was born September 19, 1938, in Yancey County to the late Rev. John Bascomb and Elvia Mae Austin Hensley. He was a Navy veteran and worked as a long distance truck driver owner/operator for 68 years with Carolina Freight and APAC.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Roberson Hensley; son, Robert B. Hensley (Tammy); grandson Robert Grant Hensley (Danielle Warren – who he considered as his own granddaughter); great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Hensley, and brother, Daniel Hensley.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy’s Chapel Cemetery, McDowell County, with Pastors Jimmy Page and Junior Boone officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Grant you had the best Papaws ever. You, Danielle and Cheyenne were the very best grandkids a papaw could have. He will be missed.

  2. I am so sorry to hear that Hartcel has passed away he was my cousin Elvia Austin was my mother Elsie sister .Hartcel was always joking and full of life .Sue and family may God bless you and give you the strength that you need to go thru this time of grief .

  3. Sue, Robert,Grant I’m sorry to hear of the loss of Pee Wee. Had a lot of fond memories growing up around him. Will be truly missed.

  4. Grant and family I am so sorry for your loss. He is up there swapping tales with Grizzly. My prayers are with you all.

  5. So sorry for your loss Sue. We will miss Peewee. Please let us know if we can do anything for you and the family.

  6. So sad to hear of Uncle Hartcel’s passing yesterday; so sorry to miss the service! David, Angie, and Jimmy & I would have been there. Daddy always loved him.
    Sue, Robert, Dan and all the rest of the family: I pray God will bless you with sweet memories!
    Love and prayers,

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