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Joe Hensley

September 6, 1944 December 22, 2017
Joe Hensley
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La Grange-Joe Dallas Earl Hensley, 73, of La Grange, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at the NC State Veterans Home. Joe was born September 6, 1944 and was the son of the late Rev. Dallas Hensley and Bessie Hippshire Hensley.

Joe began proudly serving his country at the age of sixteen. He first served in the United States Navy and later enlisted in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

While serving in the military, Joe was trained as an aircraft mechanic. Following his discharge from service he worked many years as a heavy equipment mechanic.

Joe was one who never met a stranger and was always available to lend a helping hand. Mischievous by nature, Joe enjoyed making others smile with his wit and sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling with his beloved Carol. A visit to the Western Sizzlin or Golden Corral always brought a smile to Joe’s face and no day was complete for Joe without one of his favorite cigarettes, Winston Light 100's. We all treasure our wonderful memories of Joe.

A graveside service to celebrate and honor Joe’s life will be held Friday, December 29, 2017 at noon from the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Joe is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Carol Layden Hensley; two children, Angie H. Watts of Richmond, VA and Dana Hensley of Kannapolis; granddaughter, Jessica Mitchum and husband, Austin of China Grove; great-granddaughter, Maddie Mitchum; step-son, Eddie Jones and his wife, Anna, and their children, Gwyneth, Morgan and Evan of State College, PA.

Online condolences may be expressed at Joe’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the NC State Veterans Home for their loving care. Words can’t begin to express our gratitude. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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12:00 PM 12/29/2017 12:00:00 PM
Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

164 Long's Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
164 Long's Plant Farm Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

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Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

164 Long's Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

164 Long's Plant Farm Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

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