Thomas Donald Hensley, 88, Flag Pond, died Monday, February 8, 2021, at the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Don was a native and lifelong resident of the Hogskin Community of Flag Pond. He was a son of the late Henry and Kitty Amy Stockton Hensley.
Don was a farmer and logger, working in sawmills most of his life.
He was a Christian. Don enjoyed working on cars, lawnmowers, anything with an engine, and was always trading on guns and cars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Ogle, his sister, Louise Wall, half-brothers, Hilliard Hensley and John Hensley, half-sisters, Hamie Tipton, Thelma Rice and Altha Mae Rice.
Don is survived by four children, Jeannette Tilson and husband Jr., Erwin, Teddy Hensley and wife Nina, Flag Pond, Kevin Hensley and wife Lynn, Erwin, Randy Hensley and wife Robin, Chucky; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted Friday, February 12, 2021, at 3:30 P.M., in Roseville Baptist Church, 689 Stockton Rd., Flag Pond, TN 37657, with Rev. Craig Shelton, officiating. Special music will be provided by Lincoln Hensley, Lynn Harris, Dan Boner, Edison Wallin and Aynsley Porchak.
The graveside committal service will follow in Stockton Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Teddy Hensley, Lincoln Hensley, Rocky Tilson, Jessie Tilson, Matthew Ogle, Austin Hensley, Lucas Hensley, Dana Campbell, Roy Lacy, Ray Metcalf and Noah Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Edgar Rice, Everette Tipton, Ivan Rice, Kenneth Higgins and Harrison Silvers.
The family will receive friends Friday at the church prior to the service from 2:30 until the service hour.
Those planning to attend are asked to wear a mask or protective face covering and practice appropriate social distancing.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Hensley family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Ave., Erwin, is privileged to serve the Hensley family. (423)743-1380
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