Leroy Hensley

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LeRoy Hensley Jr.  climbed his last mountain on June 18, 2024. LeRoy was born April 12 1944 to LeRoy Hensley Sr. and Florence Hensley.
LeRoy spent his youth hunting, fishing and exploring with his brother Jim and his sisters Astaire and Jeannie.

LeRoy enlisted in the Navy in 1961. In 1962 he graduated from Lodi High then reported to Port Hueneme Ca. LeRoy was assigned to the US MilitaryConstruction Battalion MCB 9 He was very proud to be a part of “The Fighting Seabees”. He spent the next 4 years in Alaska and Vietnam.  In 1966 he went to work for his uncle at Cope Mfg. for 44 years.

LeRoy met Denise Lauchland in 1972 while waterskiing behind the Woodbridge Inn. They were married May 3,1975. LeRoys son Mathew was their ring bearer. They had two more sons Samuel 1976 and Jedidiah 1979.  In 1984 Roy and Denise became grape growers on Turner Rd for his father-in-law Paul Lauchland. In 1987 they moved onto the ranch with their family.

LeRoy continued his passions for family, hunting and fishing throughout his life. Roy’s highlights were his 3 grand children Jack,Tess and Samuel Jr. who he was so proud of. Also the 14 point red stag in New Zealand. Oh the stories Roy and Denise had of their hunting and fishing adventures through the 49 years of marriage. They also loved camping and fishing at Dillons Beach and Silver Lake.  They also enjoyed trips to England, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia and Israel.

LeRoy is survived by his loving wife Denise, his 3 sons Mat(Robin), Sam(Florence) and Jed(Lauren) grandchildren Jack, Tess and Samuel. Also his brother James Hensley.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Astaire and Jeannie.

Their will be a Celebration of Life on Friday June 28 11:30-2:30 in the Cellar Room at Wine & Roses 2505 W. Turner Rd Lodi.

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Celebration of Life

11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday, June 28, 2024
Wine and Roses
2505 W Turner Rd.
Lodi, California, United States
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Leroy Hensley

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Leroy Hensley

1944 - 2024

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