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Anderson Hensley

Anderson Hensley, age 80, Flag Pond, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 in King Veterans Home, King, Wisconsin. He lived in Zion, Illinois from 1959 until 1979 before returning to Unicoi County. Anderson was a son of the late John Jefferson Hensley a nd Lila Tipton Hensley. He was a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Hensley was employed for 13 1/2 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in North Chicago, Illinois. He was also a self-employed logger until his retirement in 1991. Anderson was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hensley was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years, Sandra Jean Hensley on February 25, 2016 and one brother, Albert Hensley.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Carole Norris, Tuscaloosa, AL; two brothers: Lloyd and Robert Hensley, Flag Pond; five sisters: Alice Kalbfliesh, Port Angeles, WA, Katherin Calstillo, San Jose, CA, Carolyn Barnett, Harpers Ferry, WV, Judith Bunting, Flag Pond and Barbara Dorton, Nettie, WV; three grandsons: Kenny, Joshua and Matthew Norris; two granddaughters: Canssandra and Megan Norris; special niece, Patty Henderson and husband, Al; several other nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Craig Shelton and Matthew Norris will officiate at the 7:00 P.M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the Carter County Honor Guard. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Hensley family. (423) 743-1380.