Dennis Edward Hensley

January 8, 1927 — March 29, 2022

Dennis Edward Hensley, who died on March 29, 2022, failing his human body and mind. He was 95 years old. Dennis was born in Sylvian, Oklahoma on January 8, 1927, to parents Dorotha E. Sizemore and William M. Hensley. His father, a farmer, died when Dennis was young. Dennis’ mother moved him and his multiple siblings to Prosser, Washington. Dennis graduated from Prosser High School and enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 amid the end of World War II. He achieved the rank of seaman second class and served on the USS Admiral HT Mayo on a maiden voyage to Honolulu in the spring of 1945. An injury prompted him to leave military service in October of that year with an honorable discharge.

Dennis married his wife, Nola Faye Walker, in 1949. The couple had two children, Eric and Gwen. Dennis continued his career in sales, notably in the field of security systems for the US government. Outside of work, he enjoyed woodworking, golfing, fishing, and hunting. Dennis and Nola were married 70 years before his death.

He is survived by his son, Eric Hensley (Corinne); daughter, Gwen Powers (Dave); granddaughters, Nicole Hensley and Kim Berlin (Mike); and her great-granddaughters, Izabelle and Alexis Berlin.

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