Obituary of Charles Hensley

Charles Edward Hensley, 81, of Eudora, Arkansas passed away at Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View, Arkansas on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Charles was born July 25, 1935 to the late Clayton Henry and Adell Virginia Jones Hensley in Miller County, Arkansas.  Charles served as a sergeant in the United States Army from December 1953 until June 1959.  He married the love of his life, Donna Lee Lane Hensley April 3, 1959 and spent the next 58 years building a life with her in Eudora, Arkansas.  He was the founder of Hensley Dozer & Backhoe Incorporated in Eudora, Arkansas.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Maurice Hensley and C.H. Hensley, a sister, Bernice Daly, and a son in law, Bobbie Joe Sibley.

Charles is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna Hensley, a son, Charles Clayton Hensley and wife, Lecia of Eudora, Arkansas, a daughter, Cheryl Hensley Sibley of Batesville, Arkansas, two brothers; Roger Hensley and wife, Vivian, of Eudora, Arkansas and Donald Hensley and wife, Sheryl of Denver, CO,  two sisters; Patsy H. Robertson and her husband, Alvin of Montgomery, Alabama and Billie Jean Reginelli of Lake Village, Arkansas, three grandchildren; Lane Sibley Smith and husband, Eric of Dover, Arkanasas, Karen Sibley Jones and husband, Tim of Batesville, Arkansas, and Chad Hensley of Eudora, Arkansas; two great grandchildren, Lucas Smith of Dover, Arkansas and Brooks Jones of Batesville, Arkansas, and a host of extended family and friends left to cherish his memory.

Visitation will be held 5-7pm Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village, Arkansas.  Funeral services will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Pavilion Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10am with Brother Jeff Tarver officiating.  Arrangements under the direction of Bishop-king Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be done to:

Eudora Baptist Church

339 South Archer Street

Eudora, AR  71640




Arkansas Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Way, Slot 661

Little Rock, AR 72202-3591