January 18, 1938 - March 15, 2014
Richard Hensley of Junction, Texas, went to meet his Lord on the morning of March 15th, after a long battle with cancer. He was married to the love of his life, Wilda Marie Smith, for 53 wonderful years. He is survived by his two children, Thomas Edward and Sharon Marie. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Casey Mitchell, Delayna Hensley and Cheyenne Harp. Richard served in the Army for 3 years and then proceeded to become a pillar of the community upon his return. He settled in Argyle, Texas, where he served his community as mayor for 5 years, served on school boards, and PTOs. He coached many sport teams for his children and led the Argyle Volunteer Fire Dept. as chief for 20 years. He served the Denton County Red Cross in many capacities as an instructor and a disaster coordinator. He traveled the U.S. and abroad, serving the Red Cross in times of needs. He moved to Junction 9 years ago and continued to serve his community by participating in his church, FBC of !
Junction, Faith Builders, Ministerial Alliance and the Back Street Players. Richard loved building a community and believed in giving others a hand up in life. He gave of himself wherever he was, whenever he could. He believed in the spirit of community and serving those in need. He has touched many people and changed many lives through his thoughts and actions.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist of Argyle at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 21st, with a reception to follow for those that wish to visit with the family.
Anyone who knew Richard knew he disliked funerals. He wanted his to be a celebration of his life. So, please come in casual dress and make sure it's colorful. Black and brown were his most disliked colors. In lieu of flowers he would like you to make a donation to the charity of your choice or live plants. If you do not have a charity his favorites were the American Red Cross, Ministerial Alliance, or any volunteer fire department of your choice.