Ben Lee Hensley, 79, of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Alvin and Avis Smith Hensley. Ben was a self-employed TV and appliance repairman. He was a member of Burnsville Lodge No. 717 AF & AM, a retired member of Burnsville Volunteer Fire Dept., loving husband, father, andD-Daddy to his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years: Earlene Bryan Hensley; a daughter: Connie Taylor and husband, Keith, of Marion; a son: Bryan Hensley and wife, Lynn, of Burnsville; 3 grandchildren: Tabatha Edwards of Marion, Hannah and Megan Hensley of Burnsville; 3 great grandchildren: Isaac Robinette, Micah Robinette and Adam Maynor of Marion; a sister: Elaine Boone of Burnsville and a brother: Jimmy Hensley of Granite Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday in the First Baptist Church of Burnsville of which he was a member. Rev. Tommy James will officiate. Burial will be in the Cane River Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Cane River Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, c/o Ed Holcombe, 428 Hortons Creek Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Hensley family.