April 3, 1959 ~ March 21, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jimmie David Hensley, 60, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

A lifelong resident of Asheville, David was a son of the late Jimmie Richard and Nancy Jane Lance Hensley. He was a graduate of Enka High School and attended A-B Tech. He and his father owned and operated the Lexington Avenue Grocery and he also enjoyed a career in car sales.

David was very active with the local Boy Scouts, serving as an assistant leader and having earned the Wood Badge. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Felmet Hensley; sons, Jimmie Hensley (Elaine) and Anthony Hensley; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Hensley and Lukas Ryan Hensley; a sister, Michele Williams (Mike), a nephew, Michael David Williams (Hannah), and by his mother-in-law, Barbara Felmet (wife of the late Don Felmet).

Because of concern about COVID-19, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Since David had been afflicted with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of three, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 for research for Juvenile Diabetes, or to assist with kidney transplants, to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

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  1. Jimmie and Elaine,
    I didn’t know your father but I know what an outstanding young man and father you’ve become. I am sorry for your loss and as always you both are in my heart.
    Prayers for you and your family
    Jan

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  2. Anthony and Family Members,
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God promises that He will give you all His Grace, Mercy and Strength to go through each and every day.

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  3. Elaine and Jimmy, we are so very sorry for your loss. We pray that God’s comfort is Swift for you.

    We Love you.
    David and Carolyn Garland

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  4. David will always be in my heart and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Even though we drifted with the distance between us he is, and always will be, a brother to me.

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  5. Anthony and Family,

    We are praying for you and your family. Your Dad truly lived the Scouting spirit in all he did. I have fond memories of Jimmie and Glen Blekley in Tiger Cubs at Francis Asbury.

    Love,

    Robbie

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  6. Jimmie,Elaine,Sarah & Luke – we are so sorry for your loss! We are praying for peace and understanding at this difficult time. We are here to help in any way.
    Love you all – Marvin, Yvette & Mimi

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  7. David was a long time friend. I knew him when he got his first car and his first job. I had lost touch with him but thought of him often. He was a fine man. Our loss is heavens gain. God speed my friend. Ron Simpkins

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  8. David was a long time friend. I knew him when he got his first car and his first job.I had lost touch with him but thought of him often. He was a fine man. Our loss is Heavens’ gain. He was a fine man. God speed my friend. Ron Simpkins

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  9. David was a long time friend. I knew him when he got his first car and his first job. I had lost touch with him but thought of him often. He was a fine man. Our loss is Heavens’ gain. God speed my friend. Ron Simpkins

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  10. Davis was a long time friend. I knew him when he got his first car and his first job. I had lost touch with him but thought of him often. He was a fine man. Our loss is Heavens’gain. God speed my friend. Ron Simpkins

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  11. David was a long time friend. I knew him when he got his first car and his first job. I had lost touch with him but thought of him often. Our loss is Heavens’gain. He was a fine man.God speed my friend. Ron Simpkins

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  12. David was a long time friend. I knew him when he got his first car and when he got his first job. I had lost touch with him but thought of him often. Our loss is Heavens gain. He was a fine man.God speed my friend.

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  13. I don’t know exactly where to begin. I guess it would be best to start with 7th grade field day at Sand Hill School where we first met in 1972.
    David was the earliest and best friend I have. He was always generous with his time, spirit and witness for his faith. He raised two wonderful sons who both became excellent Boy Scouts.
    He never complained about his many physical and health trials through his life; just faced them head on and bounced back. This time the bounce wasn’t coming for us, but for his next journey.
    I will never think of cars, Myrtle Beach, tacos, or Christmas lights again without fondly remember David.

    God spell in your heavenly Chevy Nova.

    Mike and Martha Baldwin

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  14. Lisa, I’m sorry to hear about David’s passing to the Lord. He is in a better place for the Lord will continue to take care of him. I’m here for you and Mrs. Felmet at anytime. Love you all.

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  15. David was always a caring friend to me in my time in Asheville. I am saddened for you guys but I am happy for him as he is completely healed and in the presence of God. I am grateful to God for our conversations and for our friendship.
    Peace,

    Wes Austin

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  16. David you always said that I stole your “pacifier” when we first met in the church nursery at Grace Baptist Church 58 years ago when we were three years old! As spunky as I was, I probably did!
    Our lifelong friendship is a rare thing these days. Thank you for all of these years of friendship, especially the last four in marriage. We went through some very hard times, but GOD always brought us through whatever crossed our path. You have a new body now, no more sickness!
    I miss you with all my heart, and love you even more.
    All my love,
    Lisa

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  17. To Anthony
    May you keep your faith in God’s promises that we shall meet again.
    I know your heart is broken, but lean on others and share your precious memories of your Dad.
    Sharon and Scott conner

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  18. Lisa I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear husband. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gods with you honey.

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  19. Lisa we are so very sorry for your great loss. We are all praying for you and all family. You were so faithful and attentive to his every need. God be with you .

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