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Dennis Lee Hensley, age 69, of the Little Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Martin and Vida McNeil Hensley. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Rebecca Hensley. Dennis was a member of Byrd's Chapel Baptist Church who liked to hunt, fish and be in the outdoors. He was very proud of being the President of the A.F.L.C.I.D. Union at S.G.L. Carbon in Morganton.
Surviving is his loving wife of 45 years, Margie Carroll Hensley; son, Jimmy Martin Hensley and wife, Stephanie, of Patterson Branch; grandchildren: Tristen Krebs, Braden Krebs and Lilyanna Hensley; sister, Millie Lewis and husband, Jack, of Little Creek; niece, Heather McIntosh and husband, Russell, of Sampson Branch; sister-in-law, Jean Clark of Lower Browns Creek and brother-in-law, Freddie Carroll of Micaville.
A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th in the chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Byrd's Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Phillips to officiate. Burial will follow in the Peake Cemetery.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice for the wonderful care given to Dennis.