Darrell Mitchell Hensley Sr., 72, passed away on June 27, 2020 in his home in Bradenton, Florida. He was born on November 13, 1947 in Celina, Ohio, the 1st of 4 children born to Lonnie Hensley and Evelyn (Simpson) Hensley.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Evelyn Hensley.
Darrell is survived by: his wife Rebecca (Layne) Hensley; his children D. Mitchell Hensley, Jr. (Sidney), A. Shawn (Krista) Hensley (Sidney), and stepchildren: Shannon Roberts, Brandon Erby, and Jeremy Erby (all of Dayton);
Grandchildren: Devin A. Hensley, Dylan M. Hensley, Angel Hensley; 11 step grandchildren, and 1 step great grandchild;
Three siblings: Gary (Pam) Hensley of Celina, OH; Gay Lynn (Grieg) Brehm of Rockford, OH; Diane (Gary) Thatcher of Woodville, OH; several nieces, nephews, and family.
Darrell was a 1965 graduate of Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio. He served his country in the U.S. Army Field Hospital at Ft. Dixon, New Jersey from Oct. 11, 1967 to July 25, 1969. He worked in the banking business for 30 years and was an electrical/mechanical contracting business owner for 19 ½ years. He was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217.
Darrell enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and model cars, attending car shows, going to flea markets and garage sales, and gambling at casinos. Darrell enjoyed spending time with his family and beloved dogs: Porscha, Paisley, Zoey, and Savannah.
Family and friends may visit on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Terry Sharp officiating. Full military honors will be performed by the Sidney Veterans.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital; Save the Children (U.S. Program: Brooklyn 11215566), Parkinson’s Research, or Sidney American Legion Post 217.
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