Kenneth Hensley

kenneth hensley

October 31, 1938 ~ May 2, 2018

Resided in: Arden, North Carolina

Kenneth Hensley, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Mission Hospital. Kenneth was born in Pamplin, Virginia to the late Hubert and Carrie Chandley Hensley but as a child moved to Madison County, NC, where his family farmed. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Penley and brother, Harvey Hensley. He graduated from North Buncombe High School and attended AB Tech. He was retired from Eaton Corporation and considered Boiling Springs Baptist his church home. He loved the mountains, being outside, and he especially loved feeding and watching his squirrels that came to visit. He loved helping people and you could always count on him to be there for you. He was the best Dad and Pa anyone could ask for and he is missed greatly. Kenneth is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Alva Gillis Hensley; daughter Terry Wells; son-in-law, Fred Wells; and three grandchildren, Evan Wells, Brendon Wells, and Julianna Wells. A funeral service will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Fletcher, with Pastor Cody Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery in Asheville. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 to 3:00 at the church.

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  1. My sincere condolences! I worked with Kenny at Eaton he was such a pleasure. May the Lord bless the family as they go through such a hard time.

  2. Hensley Family you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Kenny from my days at Eaton, he was always a pleasure to be around.

  3. Alva, I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing he was ‘such a nice man’ I will continue to pray for you and your family may God richly bless you all.

  4. Alva,Terry and family, we are so sorry to hear of Kennys passing. Kenny was a friend to all and was always there to help anyone in need. He will be missed by many. With heartfelt sympathy and love.

    Kenny will always be in my heart. I loved him like a brother. (Nancy. ) May Gods love give you Peace .

  5. A long time ago we were all in high school together, and knew we had many, many years ahead of us. At our periodic reunions we have talked of those days, and Kenneth and I, as well as others, have many good memories. We will speak fondly of Kenneth at our next reunion, and I already miss his gentle words and good memories. Alva and the rest of the family, you are in our prayers tonight. Kenneth is in a good place.

  6. Dear Alva & Family, Please know that your in our thought and prayers. I worked with Kenny at Eaton. He had a big heart and a very kind spirit. He will be missed.
    George & Pat Fox

  7. Dear Alva,

    I was saddened to read of Kenneth’s passing. He was a fine man and will be greatly missed. Alice and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.


  8. Family, So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. We worked with Kenny at Westinghouse and later Eaton. Will remember his sweet smile and famous words when ask how he was doing, ‘I’M BACKING UP’. May God comfort all of you. In our prayers.
    John and Carolyn Caldwell

  9. Family, We worked with Kenny at Westinghouse/Eaton and he always had a smile on his face. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  10. So sorry to hear about Kenneth’s death. We just found out today from Amy. We would have came if we had known. Prayers for your family.

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