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J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA

OBITUARY

Larry Blake Hensley

March 31, 1958November 26, 2019
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Larry Blake Hensley, 61 passed away November 26, 2019 in his home in Katy, Texas.

Larry was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 31, 1958. He was preceded in death by his father, James Dewey Hensley

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother Mary Jane Hensley; brother, Craig Hensley and wife Donna; sisters, Nancy Davison and Linda Rainwater; four nephews and three nieces; three great - nephews and one great - niece.

Larry graduated from Lake Charles High in 1976. While in high school he was chosen to attend Boys State . He graduated from McNeese State University in 1980 with a Business Administration degree. Soon after graduation he began employment with Amoco, now British Petroleum. Larry was awarded the honor of Outstanding Young Men of America in 1983. Larry remained faithfully employed with British Petroleum, retiring in August of 2016.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 9:00am until time of service.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens .

In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to the East Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund at 5400 Hwy 397, Lake Charles, LA 70607

Words of comfort may be shared with the Hensley family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish his memory are his mother Mary Jane Hensley; brother, Craig Hensley and wife Donna; sisters, Nancy Davison and Linda Rainwater; four nephews and three nieces; three great - nephews and one great - niece.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dwight Davison
  • Daniel Davison
  • Joe Ensminger
  • Matthew Rainwater
  • Darin Smith
  • Gary Cryer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Kelly Tumino

December 7, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I just ran into him on Nov 14th. I am very glad I got the chance to catch up with him at that time. I worked with Larry at BP for many years. He was a pleasure to work with. Keeping his family in my prayers and may he rest in peace.

Alex Vaughn

December 5, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Larry for three years at BP. He helped show me the ropes when I joined the team and was always a supportive and encouraging coworker. I also loved when he would regale us with stories from the “good ol’ days” of BP Amoco.

One of my favorite memories of Larry was when I brought a rubber snake into the office. 😛 I planted the snake in his cubicle several times, and the whole floor could hear his reaction each time he found it. He provided the whole team a lot of laughs that week and was of course a good sport about the whole thing.

You were a great man and a great friend Larry, and you will be missed.

Beverly Dower Swanson

December 4, 2019

Nancy, Linda and the Hensley family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Larry from LCHS as big brother to Nancy and Linda. My heart goes out to all of you, and I hope your memories will comfort you during this difficult time. You will all be in my prayers.

Matt & Susie Galosi

December 4, 2019

We have both known Larry for close to 40 years, going back to the Amoco days in the Lake Charles district office. He was a good guy, dependable in his work in the office, and a subtle sense of humor outside of the office. It was always good to catch up with him at our annual Amoco "Alumni" golf outing here in Houston. We will miss him. Our sympathy goes out the Hensley family.

Denise Brown

December 4, 2019

Larry was a very kind and giving person to all that he met. I worked with him for many years at Amoco as many of us did. I am blessed to have been a friend of his and know him. We will miss you Larry!

I pray for comfort and peace for all of his family and friends

Al Crane

December 4, 2019

Jennifer and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Larry's family at this sad time. Larry was a work colleague, a neighbor and, most of all, a true friend. We will miss him very much.

Kathy & Mike McFatter

December 3, 2019

Mike and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry! We have many fond memories of him from school. He was such a great guy and so much fun! When I think of him, I can still see his beautiful smile. There was always a little mischief behind that smile. We had some good times together! Our thoughts are with you tonight and our heart is broken.
May God bless and comfort your dear family during this time. Much love to you!
Kathy Roe McFatter and Mike McFatter

Cheri Mellor Gibbs

December 3, 2019

So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Haven’t seen him in years, but I remember what a kind, lovely person he was in high school, as I’m sure he remained. Prayers for peace, comfort and understanding during this very difficult time. May God wrap his family and friends in His loving arms and provide the peace that only He can.

Art Mixon

December 3, 2019

Condolences to Larry's family. Larry and I worked together at Amoco for many years. He was very competent at this job and was a great team player. He always had a great attitude. I am so sorry for your loss.
Art

Kelly Barry

December 3, 2019

To the Hensley family, my heart goes out to each of you. It was such a shock to hear of Larry's passing and I hope you know that prayers are being lifted for you all as you prepare to lay Larry to rest. I've known Larry since high school and was fortunate enough to continue to see Larry through Amoco/BP days, as I married a fellow Amoco/BP fellow (Lou). Although we did not see each other often, when we did, it was always good to catch up on the latest project he was workin on at his house! Mrs. Hensley, I know you must be proud of your son, and with good reason. You raised a kind and gentle man who was highly thought of by his friends. May you rest in peace, Larry...

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Biography

Larry Blake Hensley, 61 passed away November 26, 2019 in his home in Katy, Texas.

Larry was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 31, 1958. He was preceded in death by his father, James Dewey Hensley

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother Mary Jane Hensley; brother, Craig Hensley and wife Donna; sisters, Nancy Davison and Linda Rainwater; four nephews and three nieces; three great - nephews and one great - niece.

Larry graduated from Lake Charles High in 1976. While in high school he was chosen to attend Boys State . He graduated from McNeese State University in 1980 with a Business Administration degree. Soon after graduation he began employment with Amoco, now British Petroleum. Larry was awarded the honor of Outstanding Young Men of America in 1983. Larry remained faithfully employed with British Petroleum, retiring in August of 2016.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 9:00am until time of service.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens .

In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to the East Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund at 5400 Hwy 397, Lake Charles, LA 70607

Words of comfort may be shared with the Hensley family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com