John Randall Hensley of Purcell, formerly of Pauls Valley, was born on August 28, 1943 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Harem and Norma Jean (VanSchuyver) Hensley. He went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in Oklahoma City at the age of 76 years.
John was a lifetime resident of the Garvin County area. He graduated from Maysville High School in 1961. He met and married the love of his life, Laura Belle Appleman in Chickasha, Oklahoma on June 1, 1963.
John was a hard-working farmer/rancher all of his life until 2016; he didn’t consider farming a job but a way of life. He deeply loved his family, wife, children, grandchildren, and his special lap-puppy, Angel. John valued the “ole codes of life”, honesty, integrity, and self-respect. He loved his bird dogs, quail hunting, and raising cattle. He will be greatly missed.
His survivors include his wife of 56 years, Laura of the home; sons, Gavin Hensley of Pauls Valley and Glynn Hensley and wife, Patti, of Kingman, Kansas; daughter, Lanae Jobe and husband, Steve, of Allen, Texas; brothers, Dewayne Hensley and wife, Vicki, of Moore and Eddie Hensley and wife, Brenda, of Montgomery, Texas.; grandchildren, Jordan, Dalton, Dylan, Cheryl and Megan Hensley; Jace Hensley, Mackenzie Weaver and husband, Hunter, and great-granddaughter, Chandler Weaver.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Harem and Norma Jean Hensley.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Park, 2301 East Indian Hills Road, in Norman, Okla., with Bro. John R. Williams officiating.
Burial was under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, Okla.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com.