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VINCENNES - Joseph Mack "Joe" Hensley, 73 of Vincennes, formerly of Bridgeport, Ill., passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport on March 5, 1944, to Carl Russell Hensley and wife Olive Marie (Thompson) Hensley.
Joe married Barbara Ash, she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2001. Then on Feb. 22, 2002, he married Lorraine Reed Hollis in Bridgeport.
As a member of the United States Air Force, Joe proudly served his country during Vietnam.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, old cars, stock car racing, demolition derbies, football, and loved Elvis. He worked for Texaco, had a lawn maintenance company, operated a screen printing business, and worked in maintenance for the Red Hill School System for 11 years.
Surviving family includes his wife, Lorraine Hensley; three daughters, Mia Summers of Bloomington, Cathy Brown and husband John of McKinney, Texas, and Bobbi Jo Hensley of Bridgeport: nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two godsons.
Funeral services 11 a.m.(CDT) Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Cunningham Funeral Home, in Bridgeport. Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial in Bridgeport Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the family at:
Published on May 8, 2017
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