Richard Allen Hensley

by Lynn McMillen
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Richard Allen HensleyRichard Allen Hensley, 84, of Decatur, Alabama passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by family on February 13, 2024.

A Visitation for Mr. Hensley will be on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Peck Funeral Home. Graveside will be in Hartselle City Cemetery following the visitation.

Richard was born on January 29, 1940 in Seaford Delaware to Roy E. & Opal G. Hensley. He obtained at a very young age a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. He later obtained a Masters in Chemistry from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and additional post graduate education from the University of Houston.

Richard worked many years in the chemical and petroleum industry primarily comprising of 25 years with Dow Chemical in the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Sue Rodriquez Hensley of Angleton, Texas, his stepson Charles L (Chet) Murphree, Jr. and his step granddaughters Kendall Murphree and Kelsey Murphree.

Richard is survived by his wife Ann Sample Hensley, stepson Van Murphree, stepson Atlee Murphree, stepdaughter Lila Murphree and spouse Cindy Small, step daughter in law Lisa Murphree, brother Roy D. Hensley and step granddaughter Carly Murphree.

Richard was an avid hunter and sportsman and a proud fan of both Clemson University and LSU. Richard spent many of his later years traveling the world fishing in South America and Mexico and big game hunting in Africa and throughout North America. He maintained a separate building to display his large collection of hunting trophies he acquired.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Valley.

Peck Funeral Home

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