March 1, 1947 ~ September 2, 2016

Born in: Indiana,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Lee Allen Sensibaugh, Sr., 69, died very suddenly Friday, September 2, while battling lung cancer. Born in Warsaw, IN, he was educated in the Warsaw school system, and graduated from Franklin University with a degree in Engineering. Mr. Sensibaugh served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. Additionally, he served as an Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer for Jeffrey Corporation, Michelin Tire Corporation and the Weyerhaeuser Company. After retirement from corporate engineering, he operated Reliant Electrical Service of the Outer Banks for 11 years. In addition to his professional career he was a life long woodworker whose greatest joy was making pieces for his friends and family. He also gave much time to Boy Scouting, serving as a Scout Master, supported Relay for Life initiatives for many years, was an active fund raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project and a member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. Sensibaugh was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his parents, Firman and Frances Sensibaugh of Franklin, VA; his wife of 34 years Ann Hundley Sensibaugh of Asheville; his children Joseph L. Sensibaugh and daughter-in-law Jennifer Sensibaugh of Herndon, VA, Lee A. Sensibaugh, Jr. of New Orleans, LA and Cheryl A. Sensibaugh of Atlanta, Ga. and one grand daughter Violet. Mr. Sensibaugh's Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in east Asheville. Military honors will be provided by the US Navy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to St. John's Church, the Wounded Warrior Project or Cancer Care of Western North Carolina. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. My most sincere condolences to the family. I had the pleasure to know Lee Sr. And I can honestly say that he was one of the most kind-hearted persons I have meet.

  2. So sorry for your loss. I am thankful I was able to visit with Lee at least a little while when he was able to attend mom’s funeral a little over a year ago. May God provide you comfort now and in the future. – Mark Hunter

  3. May your hearts continue to be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May Our Lord’s Christ Jesus’ promise of a resurrection, strengthen your hearts until the day when death is no more, and honest-hearted ones will see lost loved ones once again (John 5:28, 29). In the meantime, may your memories, and the love and support of dear family and friends comfort you.

  4. Ann,
    I was so sorry to hear that your husband had passed away. I am thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my prayers.
    Gladys Miller

  5. Ann Page, Lee Jr., and family,

    I was saddened to read of Lee’s passing in the Coastland Times. Lee was a kind and genuine man with a robust work ethic and a ready smile. I am honored to have gotten to know him in the years we worked together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this challenging time.

    Sincerely, Will Woodard


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