Dalton Eugene Hensley

May 18, 1949October 7, 2020

Dalton Eugene Hensley, 71, of Rudy, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home. He was born May 18, 1949 in Bakersfield, California and was affectionately known as Dad, Pa, and Grandpa. After graduating from Alma High School, Dalton was drafted into the United States Army where he fought in the Vietnam War. He was a roofer by trade and had been retired from Professional Security. Dalton loved his family and would do anything to help them. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends, watching movies, listening to country music, playing games, and rescuing dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, JD and Helen Hensley; his stepmom, Lorene Hensley; and a stepsister, Wilene Dean Brock.

He is survived by his wife Catherine; a daughter, Heather and Rob Allen and their daughter, Ali Douglas of Alma; a son, Nick and Karan and their daughter, Keara of Fort Smith; his stepchildren, Richard Taylor of Marysville, Ohio, Robert and Shellee Taylor of Marysville, Jennifer and Dave Maurer of Marysville, and Kim and Nacasius Ujah of Brookings, South Dakota and their families; his brother, Doyle and Carman Hensley of Alma and their sons, Michael of Van Buren and Jason and Haleigh of Alma; his stepsisters and stepbrother, Pauline Bramlet of Fort Smith, Irene Arnold of Alma, Carol Leonard of Greenwood, and Bill Hightower of Rudy; and his aunt and uncles, Ludy, Leroy, Troy, and Harold.

The family will celebrate Dalton’s life with a graveside service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Mount McCurry Cemetery in Rudy, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Viewing will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.


  • Viewing

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Walt & Pat Moore

October 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May you be graciously comforted by the Lord. W&P

Fran Orrick

October 12, 2020

I graduated with Dalton great memories of our time in Rudy❤️ He was a good man❤️

Josh and Marie MacPeek

October 11, 2020

To all of Dalton’s family,

We are so extremely sad to hear the news that Dalton has passed away. Josh has many good memories with Dalton while growing up in Arkansas and though we live in California now, we spent a good amount of time with Dalton every time we visited. We always enjoyed playing cards with him. Dalton was such a kind, helpful person. Our condolences go out to the entire family. ❤️🙏🏼


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