MARTINEZ, Calif. - Charles David "Chuck" Hensley, 51, died May 30, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinez following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 11, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Charles and Nina Hensley of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., he graduated in 1969 from Illmo-Scott City High School. He served with the U.S. Army from 1972-80 and received the Purple Heart. Hensley specialized in armored vehicles, explosives and sharpshooting with the 1st Cavalry Division. Following his military career, he worked for the Big Bend Community College in Germany. He was a member of the Keepers of the Light Motorcycle Club and Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club. After returning to the United States in 1993, he worked for Cal State Patrol, a security company in San Francisco, for which he became operations manager.
In 1975, he married Kathy Herzog who preceded him in death.
Survivors in addition to his parents include: one daughter, Candi Murphy of McClure, Ill.; one sister, Dianne Kile; two brothers, Dale Hensley and Michael Hensley; two grandchildren; and a special friend, Karra Jones.
Visitation is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday until time for a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Burial will be in the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at Gustine at a later date.