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In Memory of

Calvin Frederick Hensley

July 21, 1933 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


Calvin F. "Jack" Hensley of Sarasota passed away after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born July 21, 1933 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Ted and Mary (Miller) Hensley.
Jack was raised as a boy in the deep hills of Waterloo, Ohio by his maternal grandparents Frank and Fanny Miller. Those hard times, during the depression, made him strong willed and strong minded. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and left the hills to live in Grove City, Ohio with his mother and step-father....

Calvin F. "Jack" Hensley of Sarasota passed away after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born July 21, 1933 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Ted and Mary (Miller) Hensley.
Jack was raised as a boy in the deep hills of Waterloo, Ohio by his maternal grandparents Frank and Fanny Miller. Those hard times, during the depression, made him strong willed and strong minded. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and left the hills to live in Grove City, Ohio with his mother and step-father. Later in life he married his first wife Evelyn, raised four children and formed a trucking company in Circleville, Ohio. Borrowing money from the local doctor for his first truck, a Peterbuilt, his business grew with hard work and determination into an operation of 15 semi-trucks and trailers which transported hazardous materials. Jack always had a dream of flying his own airplane and in 1975, after just four hours of lessons, he soloed and earned his pilot's license. In 1981, he obtained his IFR instrument certification and settled in Venice, Florida where he began another successful business, Island Aircraft Sales. Jack was also the former owner of Oakley Landscaping and Jack's PSI of Calusa Lakes. As little education as he had, Jack had a sharp business mind and was a natural mechanic. He was a hardworking, warm, honest and sincere man that was easily conveyed by his handshake.
He is survived by his loving wife Carol (Mullins) Hensley of Sarasota; children, Katherine J. Jones of Worthington, OH, Jack D. Hensley (Kathleen) of Circleville, OH, and Gale S. Fouch of Worthington, OH; sister, Dixie Foley (Charles) of Columbus, OH; half-sister Jane Gomez of Seminole, FL; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as stepsons, Michael (Lourdes) Mullins, Pat (Jill) Mullins, Bill (Sue) Mullins, and Charles (Zelanne) Mullins.
He is preceded in death by son, Ronnie J. Hensley as well as grandsons, Jack D. Hensley Jr., and Ryan Joseph Hensley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jack Hensley are suggested to Dante's Den in Myakka City, FL. A special Thank You to James Valenti, D.O. and the staff at Tidewell Hospice.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm at Palms-Robarts Memorial Park; 170 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34232.
Palms-Robarts Funeral Home and Memorial Park is entrusted with final care.