Charles Ray Hensley
March 1, 1954 -
November 7, 2020

Visitation

November 10, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Service 

November 10, 2020
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Charles Ray Hensley, age 66, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Bryan Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Old Orchard Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until 1 PM on Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Ray was born on March 1, 1954 in Marshall County to the late Charles Marion and Marie Wilkes Hensley. He retired from Goodman Manufacturing. Mr. Hensley loved sports and was was one of the biggest UT fans around from his clothes to his car, there was no doubt who he supported. He also enjoyed keeping score for the local high school and Fayetteville, Jr. High teams. Ray was a member of the Mimosa Church of Christ. Mr. Hensley passed away on November 7, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Survivors include his sister, Charla Kay Hensley of Fayetteville; nieces, Tangela Warren and Christie Williams; great-nephews, Tyler Williams and Jayden Warren; aunt, Shirley Ann Sharp of Lewisburg; and his beloved dogs, Smokey, Baby, and Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Wilkes Hensley.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Charles Ray Hensley.

Video Services

17 Comments

  1. Jimmy Stocstill

    This is so sad to me I’ve known Ray all my life he was a outstanding person took me to a million Tennessee football games first one I think I was in the 7th grade and I will never forget it my neighbor for many years. Rest in Heaven my friend. VOL 4 LIFE

    Reply
  2. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the Family,

    We are so sorry to learn of Ray’s death. He was such a good person and a special friend to our son Brett. May God lend you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Felicia Sons

    Worked with Ray many years he was a great person and friend always talking about the Vols!He will be missed by many friends and family!Prayers for all

    Reply
  4. Debbie Richardson Bryant

    Sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Prayers for the family. Debbie Richardson Bryant

    Reply
  5. Dorothy Nance

    We are very sorry about Ray’s passing. We had not seen him in years but I can remember him as being so friendly & caring. He was always a good guy. Prayers for everyone. Dorothy & Bill Nance

    Reply
  6. Calvin Perkins

    To the family,

    I worked with Ray at Amana. He was a great
    guy and no one ever loved a team more than Ray loved the Vols! He always had something Vols on! The one time I thought I had found him without UT on, he said on no he was covered! He proceeded to show me a UT watch that played “Rocky Top”! Said he needed it to be covered at places like church! Hope “Rocky Top” is played tomorrow. This area and Tennessee have lost a good man.

    Sorry for loss and your family is in our prayers.

    Calvin and Debbie Perkins

    Reply
  7. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    I Always Enjoyed Working with Ray. He was a great friend. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace!💖

    Reply
  8. Dwayne Brewer

    Worked with him at Goodman. Ray was a good friend. I hated to hear of the loss.

    Reply
  9. Sue anderson

    A really good friend, you will be missed. . RIP ,

    Reply
  10. Jamie Cain

    So very sorry to hear this…Ray was a fine person.

    Reply
  11. DeDra Baker

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  12. Pam gray drake

    So sorry to hear about Ray I worked with him many days at goodman
    Always knew he would have Tennessee clothes one great tennessee fan even when they lost you will be missed

    Reply
  13. Lenace Hyde

    Christie,
    Sorry to hear about your Uncle. Prayers to the family at this time.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  14. Buddy and Sandra

    Ray was such good man. He took good care of his mom and dad and his animals The world has lost a fine man and Lincoln County has lost a loyal supporter who attended most games, and the Tennessee Vols lost their greatest fan. He always wore orange, and evenhad an orange car. Ray, we will miss you. Cheer your teams on and RIP God bless you..

    Reply
  15. Jennifer Simmons

    I’m so sorry to.hear this. Ray was a family friend since I was little. He always brought me birthday, Christmas & Valentine’s gifts.. He would come out and watch my daughters play sports when he could. He was always there when it mattered. Ray you will be missed!

    Reply
  16. Betty Honey

    I am so sorry to hear of Rays death. What a sweet person he was! And no matter how Tennessee was doing, Ray loved his Vols. I can honestly say I never saw Ray without something Tennessee on! You will be missed my friend..

    Reply
  17. Teresa Varbel

    I remember his parents and mine were friends. I remember being buds with Charla Kay. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Teresa (Sumners) Varbel

    Reply

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Memories

17 Comments

  1. Jimmy Stocstill

    This is so sad to me I’ve known Ray all my life he was a outstanding person took me to a million Tennessee football games first one I think I was in the 7th grade and I will never forget it my neighbor for many years. Rest in Heaven my friend. VOL 4 LIFE

    Reply
  2. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the Family,

    We are so sorry to learn of Ray’s death. He was such a good person and a special friend to our son Brett. May God lend you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Felicia Sons

    Worked with Ray many years he was a great person and friend always talking about the Vols!He will be missed by many friends and family!Prayers for all

    Reply
  4. Debbie Richardson Bryant

    Sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Prayers for the family. Debbie Richardson Bryant

    Reply
  5. Dorothy Nance

    We are very sorry about Ray’s passing. We had not seen him in years but I can remember him as being so friendly & caring. He was always a good guy. Prayers for everyone. Dorothy & Bill Nance

    Reply
  6. Calvin Perkins

    To the family,

    I worked with Ray at Amana. He was a great
    guy and no one ever loved a team more than Ray loved the Vols! He always had something Vols on! The one time I thought I had found him without UT on, he said on no he was covered! He proceeded to show me a UT watch that played “Rocky Top”! Said he needed it to be covered at places like church! Hope “Rocky Top” is played tomorrow. This area and Tennessee have lost a good man.

    Sorry for loss and your family is in our prayers.

    Calvin and Debbie Perkins

    Reply
  7. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    I Always Enjoyed Working with Ray. He was a great friend. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace!💖

    Reply
  8. Dwayne Brewer

    Worked with him at Goodman. Ray was a good friend. I hated to hear of the loss.

    Reply
  9. Sue anderson

    A really good friend, you will be missed. . RIP ,

    Reply
  10. Jamie Cain

    So very sorry to hear this…Ray was a fine person.

    Reply
  11. DeDra Baker

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  12. Pam gray drake

    So sorry to hear about Ray I worked with him many days at goodman
    Always knew he would have Tennessee clothes one great tennessee fan even when they lost you will be missed

    Reply
  13. Lenace Hyde

    Christie,
    Sorry to hear about your Uncle. Prayers to the family at this time.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  14. Buddy and Sandra

    Ray was such good man. He took good care of his mom and dad and his animals The world has lost a fine man and Lincoln County has lost a loyal supporter who attended most games, and the Tennessee Vols lost their greatest fan. He always wore orange, and evenhad an orange car. Ray, we will miss you. Cheer your teams on and RIP God bless you..

    Reply
  15. Jennifer Simmons

    I’m so sorry to.hear this. Ray was a family friend since I was little. He always brought me birthday, Christmas & Valentine’s gifts.. He would come out and watch my daughters play sports when he could. He was always there when it mattered. Ray you will be missed!

    Reply
  16. Betty Honey

    I am so sorry to hear of Rays death. What a sweet person he was! And no matter how Tennessee was doing, Ray loved his Vols. I can honestly say I never saw Ray without something Tennessee on! You will be missed my friend..

    Reply
  17. Teresa Varbel

    I remember his parents and mine were friends. I remember being buds with Charla Kay. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Teresa (Sumners) Varbel

    Reply

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