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.
Public visitation will be held from 9 am to 7 pm, Monday, March 30, 2020 and Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Winans Funeral Home Chapel.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Winans Funeral Home Chapel, Maysville, OK.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Park, 2301 East Indian Hills Road, Norman, OK. Burial is under the direction of John W. Williams, Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com