Bud Louis Hensley, Jr., born July 14, 1934, in Harian County, Ky., passed away on Dec. 4, 2019, at 6:42 p.m. at his home, in the care of his family and Kindred Hospice.
Bud had been a resident of Plymouth since 1951. He moved to Indiana at the age of 15 to work in the kitchen as a chef’s assistant at Culver Military Academy for 3 years. A colonel at Culver Military Academy was his guardian during that time. His move to Indiana was prompted by his desire to support his siblings. Bud later took a job with the State Highway Department. At the age of 19, Bud met Patricia Shaffer. Their romance blossomed, and they married in 1953. He retired as a heavy equipment operator after 42 years. He was a member of Midwest Engineers Operators Union Local #150, and had been a Union steward for Rock Industries. Bud loved yard work, flowers, bird watching along with his property and pond, and was a nature lover. Most of all, he loved his family.
He is survived by daughters, Lisa Jo (Michael) Maddox of Culver, Myra Rene’ (Anthony) Satoski of Plymouth, Juel Ann (Todd) Back of Argos, and son Chad Patrick (Joy) Hensley of Plymouth. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Survivors also include sisters, Vetta McGregor of Richmond, Virginia, Rosa Mae Hubbard of Coldiron, Kentucky, Fannie (James) Mulkey of Corbin, Kentucky, and brothers Bobby (Margi) Hensley of Coldiron, Kentucky, Cylis (Faye) Hensley of Coldiron Kentucky, and Kenneth (Lynda) Hensley of Coldiron, Kentucky. Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, sons, Kim Louis and Bryan D. Hensley, and parents, Louis and Myrtle Hensley.
The family is planning a private service.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Kindred Hospice, 1476 W. 16th Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the wonderful care Kindred Hospice provided for their father.
Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.