William David Hensley

william hensley

April 5, 1945 ~ June 10, 2021

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

William β€œDavid” Hensley, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

A native of Buncombe Co., David was raised by his grandparents, Florence and Jeter Hensley, and by his father, Charles Rex Hensley.

David was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for over 30 years with Glidden Paint Co. and had retired from Holcombe Painting, in Candler. In his free time, he loved to fish at the beach. He was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Lunsford Hensley; daughter, Lisa Carson (Jimmy); son, David Hensley, Jr. (Jamie); grandchildren, Andrea, Ellie and Madelyn Hensley, Brannon, Landon, Harrison, Isabella and Camdon West, Avery and Austin Carson, and Kira Wooten; and great-granddaughter, Everleigh West.

The memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at Trinity Baptist Church. Pastors Dr. Ralph Sexton and Allen Rash will officiate. Military honors will be performed by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard.

His family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


Visitation: June 19, 2021 5:00 pm - June 3, 2023 6:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville
216 Shelburne Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806


Memorial Service: June 19, 2021 6:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville
216 Shelburne Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806


View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Cathy, Lisa, David,Jr and family,
    So sorry that David left us so early, but He is home with Jesus! He was one of the most godly man I ever met!! In every conversation David mentioned our Savior!! He is where he wanted to be and will be waiting for all his family!! God will comfort all of you. I Love all of you and will do anything for you!
    My Love & Prayers

  2. Cathy, Lisa and David, I am so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed. I thought a lot of David as well as The Whole family. May God bless and comfort you during this time. Love to all and prayers.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. David and Cathy were some of the first people to welcome me to Asheville and TBC back in 1993. So many great memories !!

  4. Cathy, Lisa and David, Jr. and family,
    We are both so sad to hear of David’s passing. Many prayers for all of you and our sincerest condolences.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing, but so glad to know when he went to sleep here he woke up in Heaven to see the face of Jesus. My love and prayers are with all of you.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing but so glad to know when he went to sleep here he woke up in Heaven to see the face of Jesus. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. I love all of you.

  7. May God bless your family with ever lasting love. May all your tears turn into memories of your husband Dad and Grandfather but David was a shouting, praising, worshiping Godly man. He is praising his Lord now. A Shouting Time In Heaven Now. We love you all call me if you need anything at all. I mean that.

  8. We are praying God will provide Cathy, Lisa, David Jr., and the family with comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time.
    We send our love,
    Randall and Carolyn Tompkins

  9. Cathy, Lisa, David and all the family. So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Always remember that smile that he had. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Sending Love and prayers to all.. πŸ’—so very sorry for your loss!! Heaven’s gain!! You are loved and prayed for daily!! David is with Jesus , where we will be one day!! πŸ™ May God comfort you during this time of heartache!! Your friend Pat

  11. May God give this family an extra measure of his strength during this difficult time. I know David is shouting and singing in heaven! I have so many great memories of our years together at Glidden. He loved the Lord, his family and his church. I will miss my buddy and we will meet again someday🎚

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  13. I loved David Sr and even as a crazy long-haired 17 yr old that attended his Sunday school class I always knew that he loved and accepted me unconditionally. I’m sorry to hear he’s gone but I know he’s in a much better place.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of David. Through the many years that I saw David at the paint store or on jobs, he was always a joy to talk with, and he always had a positive outlook on life.

  15. I was sorry to hear about your Dad passing. You spoke highly about your Dad! Prayers are with you.

  16. David was just the sweetest happiest man ever. He was such a joy to be around. He truly loved the Lord and it showed. I was blessed to know him. Praying for this special family. I love you all.

  17. Prayers for the family. David was a wonderful husband. He was a wonderful father to David Jr. and Lisa. He was a great and wonderful Uncle to quite a few of us and a friend to so many. He will be missed by us All.. Prayers for my Aunt Cathy and their children, my cousins πŸ™ ❀….

  18. Prayers for the family during this hard time. I grew up with David, and, later in life knew him as a man who loved the Lord. I know he is with Jesus now, and we will all be together one day.

  19. David was a ray of sunshine in everyone’s life. He will be missed. May time and faith heal your sorrow.

  20. We thought the world of David. Will always remember him praising God!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. But what a joy to know where he is now. We love you Cathy, Lisa, and Little David….prayers, Jimmy and Tracy Smith

  21. I have so many wonderful memories with David. My mind takes me back to spending three weeks with David, Pat and Rex during the summer. Plus then working with David and Rex at Glidden for so many years. David just had a way of making work days fun.
    I am sad that David is gone but I know he is heaven and that gives me comfort.

  22. Sis Cathy, David, Lisa and family my love, prayers and sympathies are with you at this time. May God’s Peace and Comfort be yours now and in the days to come β€οΈπŸ™πŸ™

  23. So sorry for your loss David was a great man of God and he will always be remembered for his loyalty and smile at Trinity Baptist Church. Praying for all the family God Bless you all.

  24. I loved to watch him SHOUT!! WOW – Can you even imagine what he did when he woke up in Heaven! We are not far behind.

    Love to all of you during this time. Jo Ann Pearson (Trinity Baptist Church

  25. I will miss our talks, and the wisdom that you gave me. And the stories I enjoyed you telling me. Thoughts and prayers for your family for
    you will surely be missed! Big Dave. Much love. Gary ball

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle