Walter Russel Hensley, Jr., age 75, of Kingston passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was born August 16, 1943 in Akron, Ohio and moved to East Tennessee in 1957. He was a United States Navy veteran who loved his country. Walter retired as a Plant Manager for a printing corporation after working 30 years in the Atlanta area and 15 years in Chattanooga. He was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church and also a member & Ranger at Lakeside Golf Course where he made a Hole in One in September of 2015. Besides being an avid golfer, Walter enjoyed fishing, boating and music. He and his wife, Brenda, had their own band for over 15 years. Preceded in death by his sons, Walter Hensley, III and Gregory Wayne Hensley; parents, Walter Russel Hensley, Sr. and Marie Wilkinson Hensley.
Loving Wife of 56 years
Brenda Joyce Lowe Hensley of Kingston
Sally Ann Thomas & husband, Bob of Acworth, GA
Patricia Mills of Hixson
Janice Carriger of Spring City
Tom, Steve & Phil Hensley, all of Kingston
Numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of dear friends
Extra special thanks to Dr. John C. Blitz for being such a wonderful friend and excellent doctor for many years; also to Covenant Home Health & Hospice and all the dedicated doctors and staff at Roane Medical Center for their special care during Walter’s sickness. Special gratitude to the cafeteria workers who always took time to provide any foods requested without question. Thanks to everyone at Lakeside Golf Course who he considered family.
The family will receive friends 11:00 – 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Fraker Funeral Home with Celebration of Life following at 12:00 noon, in the chapel with Dr. William Henry presiding. Continuation of Celebration will be held 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course in the Club House, 736 Paint Rock Ferry Road in Kingston with military honors conducted by the Roane County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 – Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm, Fraker Funeral Home
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 12:00pm, Fraker Funeral Home
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