Joe Paul Hensley, 75, of Princeton passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Home in Oakland City, Indiana.


He lived most of his lifetime in the Gibson County area. 

He was born
June 17, 1932 in Gibson County, Indiana to Ernest and Violet (Pollard) Hensley who preceded him in death along with his 2 brothers, Fred and Arthur Hensley.

He graduated from P.H.S. in 1951. Joe was a retired farmer and school bus driver for route #1 for the North Gibson School Corporation for 34 years. He was a member of the Columbia General Baptist Church

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of 56 years; they were married
December 23, 1951. Also surviving are daughter, Gail Lynn (Steve) Stewart; son, Leonard Paul (Connie) Hensley all of Princeton, IN; 3 sisters: Clara Mae Paille, Mt. Carmel, IL; Donna (Terry) Hughes, El Paso, TX; Alice (Gene) Bolden, Princeton, IN; brother, Tony (Charlotte) Hensley, Princeton, IN; 2 sisters-in-law: Glenna Hensley, Indianapolis, IN and Joann Hensley, Princeton, IN; grandchildren: Dr. Sarah Stewart, Levi Stewart, Amy (J.D.) Weagley, Joey (Ashley) Hensley, Jared Birch, and great granddaughter Trinity Hensley all of Princeton, IN. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10 A.M. at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. J. W. Creasey and Rev. Doyne Laib officiating. Burial will be at the
Columbia “White” Church Cemetery.


Friends may visit Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Colvin Funeral Home.