Ronnie Cecil Hensley, 77, of Dawson Springs, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Baptist Health in Madisonville.
Born Jan. 8, 1942, in Dawson Springs, he was a son of the late Bill Hensley and Wanda Fox Hensley Hardwick. He was a 1960 graduate of South Hopkins High School. He served in the United States Army for eight and one half years and obtained the ranking of E5 Sergeant. He worked as a coal miner for several years and also worked with the youth coaching YAA baseball and Jr. Pro basketball. He coached track and cross country at Madisonville North Hopkins High School, Webster County High School and Dawson Springs High School. He worked for over 20 years in a “Truck Stop Ministry” and hosted the “Words of Faith” radio program on WSOF for several years. He served on the Dawson Springs City Council for eight years and was a member of the Dawson Springs Rotary club and the Dawson Springs First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandfatehr, Letcher Fox; grandmother, Corine Fox; and a half-sister, Tamala Byrd.
Survivors include his wife, Lou Nell Morris Krautheim Hensley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Jennifer Hensley of Owensboro, and Clay and Michele Hensley of Palatine, Ill.; two stepsons, John Krautheim and wife Kim of Evans, Ga., and Steve Krautheim and wife Mattie of Fountaintown, Ind.; several grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and three sisters, Melody Knight of Owensboro, Lisa Adams and husband Louis of White Plains, and Tawana Hooper of Princeton.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, with the Rev. Will Coursey and the Rev. Randall Rogers officiating.
Burial followed in Rosedale Cemetery, with military honors by the Hopkins County Honor Guard.
Pallbearers were Chris Hager, John Krautheim, Sean Krautheim, Steve Krautheim, Nathaniel Krautheim and Isaac Krautheim.