Larry Jack Hensley

May 2, 1944April 15, 2014

Larry Jack Hensley, 69, of Sun Valley Village, Greeneville, passed away Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014 at Franklin Woods Hospital in Johnson City. He was a retired painter for Greene Valley and in his retirement years, he loved working on the farm.

Mr. Hensley was a Protestant by faith.

He was a life member of the Greeneville VFW Post #1990. He served in Vietnam in 1968-1969, receiving four bronze stars.

A quote that was very special to Larry was, “What all Vietnam veterans want is for their country to love them the way they loved their country.”

Survivors include his wife and the love of his life: Linda Ramsey Hensley; son: John Andrew Hensley; special mother-in-law: Bernice Ramsey; two grandchildren: Corey Andrew Hensley and Adara Love Hensley of Greeneville; sister and brother-in-law: Carolyn and Burlin Sauceman of Greeneville; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Jimmie and Rhonda Hensley of Greeneville and Eddie Hensley of Tusculum; former sister-in-law: Debbie Hensley of Greeneville; special friend, whom he considered a sister: Rosetta Wells and her husband, Hugh; several nieces and nephews; and special friends: Harry and Louise Redinger of Canton, Ohio, Bobby C. Collins, John, Karen, and Charlie Strange, Elston and Tricia Candileri, Elizabeth Hagood, Parker Johnson, Lori McCracken, and Sadie Smith.

He was the son of the late Jack and Minnie Henry Hensley and was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ernie Ramsey, and sister-in-law, Rhonda Hensley.

The family will receive friends from 10:30am till 1pm Friday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Following visitation, the funeral service will be conducted at 1pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tommy Collins and Rev. Jeff Neikirk officiating. Interment will be in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. James Milton Robertson VFW Post #5266 will conduct a military graveside service. Pallbearers will be Jack Johnson, Kyle Payne, Josh Hurley, John Gregory, Jack Neas, Elston Candileri, Ivan Collins, Lowell Collins, and Jay Birdwell.

Honorary pallbearers are VFW members and his Applebee’s kids.


  • Visitation Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 18, 2014

Larry Jack Hensley

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Mike & Cindy (Cate) Morgan

April 23, 2014

Linda, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing.

Tracie Lansing

April 22, 2014

we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry,He was a great careing man.He will be missed by so many who loved and cared for him dearly.Our prayers are with you.

Heather King

April 20, 2014

Linda, I sure hated to hear this when I got back to work Wednesday night. I thought about you all day Tuesday and Wednesday. I am so happy for him that he is no longer suffering but I am sad for you as I know you miss him. You sure were wonderful and a perfect example of "through sickness and in health".I am glad I got to meet you but I hate it was under the circumstances. You are in my prayers.

Ronnie Waddell

April 18, 2014

Linda, I am so sorry to hear the loss of Larry. You and your family will be in my prayers. May God give you strength and His peace to get you through this time. I agree with Larry, I was in Vietnam too. In Christian love.

Larry Goige

April 18, 2014

Dear sweet Linda. Larry and I are so very sorry to hear of your Larry's death. What a sweet countenance. Our two Larry's were quite a team In the chemo chairs. Much love and many prayers for you. Debbie and Larry gouge.

David & Marty Hafer

April 18, 2014

Linda, David and I are lifting you up in our prayers. You both are very special to us and you will be in our deepest prayers. I am so sorry that we cannot be there, but I hope you know that we are there in spirit with you and Aunt Bernie and the rest of the family. With our love, David and Marty

Sandy Renner

April 18, 2014

Linda, So sorry to hear of Larry's passing.? We are out of town but we are thinking of you and your mama??Kenny and Sandy

Bonnie Bullington

April 18, 2014

I forgot to say, "A Heart salute to you SOLDIER! Thank you for your service to this great country.

Bonnie Bullington

April 18, 2014

My Dear, Dear Linda, It's a sad day to read of Larry's passing. I'll always remember his smiling face. good humor and, warmth to everyone he met.
But the most important thing I'll always remember is the deep and abiding love the two of you shared. To you I say, Keep the knowledge of that great love with you to give you strength and courage. And know that Larry is walking beside you with his hand on your shoulder.
I miss him. And I love you dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

April 18, 2014

Linda so sorry for your loss.Larry was a good man and was an honor to know him.You will be in our prayers,thoughts.I will miss my friend. Darryl McPheron