Wayne Allen Hensley
June 25, 1944 – September 16, 2019
Wayne Allen Hensley, 75, of San Antonio, passed away on Sept 14, 2019.
He was born in San Antonio on 06/25/1944 and graduated from Lee high school.
He was a highly successful drummer and played in the band Denny Ezba and the Goldens. He also played with famous musicians such as Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender, Mike Nesmith, and more. He was known as the 'bouncing drummer'. When asked how he learned the drums, he said that he 'taught himself and you just have to be born with it'.
He was also a pilot and would fly his band around to many gigs.
In addition to being a talented musician, he had a talent for comedy and could be very amusing. In his younger days, he was awarded a trophy in theater arts for comedy.
He was also a member of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, TX dating back to its Castle Hills days. He was devoted to God and believed in the bible. For a time he served as a usher in church.
Wayne's other career was vending machines where he had a passion for Jukeboxes. In his 20's he stopped playing in bands and joined his father, Hulon Hensley, to run Hensley Amusement Company. He was successful and expanded the business with new locations and machines.
Wayne is survived by his only child, Darin Dean Hensley, from his marriage with ex-wife Sandra Hensley. His son loved him very much and was devastated by his loss as many others that was close to him. He was his best friend and will be dearly missed.
- Wayne is survived by his only child, Darin Dean Hensley, from his marriage with ex-wife Sandra Hensley. His son loved him very much and was devastated by his loss as many others that was close to him. He was his best friend and will be dearly missed.
- Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, October 4, 2019
Wayne Allen Hensley
October 2, 2019
When I was growing up, I was blessed to have Wayne as my uncle. I will always remember uncle Wayne as a caring and generous person. When I was about 5, we drove down to the coast with Wayne, Sandi and Darin. We had a great time and it has been a memory that I have always cherished. I will never forget his generosity and patience with me as an energetic and talkative child. Rest in peace uncle Wayne, Love, your niece, Tammy