JAMES R. “BOB” HENSLEY age 84, beloved husband for 61 years of Fannie M. (nee Keffer); loving father of Susan Hinman (husband Richard), and the late Christopher James; devoted grandfather of Brittany Cox (husband Josh) and great-grandfather of Cassidy Jane Claiborne; cherished son of the late William J. and Rosa Jane (nee Carter); dearest brother of Naaman (wife Cathy), Ernie, Minerva Hicks (husband Larry), Michael (wife Deadra), Mitchell (wife Debbie), Annette Dingess (husband Alvin), and the late Irene Simmons (husband Robert), Reba Dillon (husband Frank, deceased), Wilma Lee Clark (husband Carl, deceased), Carl (wife Edith), and Murrell (wife Linda); dear uncle and great-uncle of many.
Bob was born in Buckfork, WV on June 29, 1936, and passed away on July 23, 2020. He was a long time resident of Chesterland for 48 years, and lived in Cleveland prior to that. He grew up in West Virginia where he attended Chapmanville High School, and relocated to Cleveland in 1957 for work. He was a supervisor in the automotive industry at Fisher Body in Euclid. As a proud member of the NRA, he was an avid hunter, and loved fishing, bowling, woodworking, gardening, and occasionally playing cards with friends and being active as a 32nd Degree Freemason. He loved race cars, and was a driver at the Cloverleaf Speedway. He had a love of Blue Grass and Gospel music. Bob was a very outgoing, social, hardworking, strong-willed, honest loving man, devoted to his family. Bob was funny, witty, and loved to laugh. He loved to tell and listen to good jokes, and was known as a story teller. He will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bob to Alzheimers Association, 23215 Commerce Park, Beachwood, OH 44122.
Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial following at Chesterland Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Bob at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) MONDAY 4-8 PM.
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