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105 Clark Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Phone: 573-438-2111
Fax: 573-438-2113
Coach Wayne Hensley

Coach Wayne Hensley

Saturday, December 14, 1940 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Coach Wayne Hensley of Potosi, MO was born December 14, 1940 in Braggadocio, MO a son to the late Clinton Garfield Hensley and Bessie Vienna (Southard) Hensley. Coach passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 having reached the age of 78 years, 8 months and 21 days.
On September 8, 1962 Wayne was united in marriage to Betty Sue Willoughby in Vicksburg, MS and they shared 56 wonderful years together.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife Sue, two daughters: Pamela Burnett and husband Kenny of Theodosia, MO, Judith Hensley of Potosi, MO, one son Michael Hensley and wife Michele of Cedar Rapids IA, one sister, Dorothy Brindley of Chicago, IL, In-Laws: Marie Foth of Barstow, CA, Agnus Hinton and husband Thomas of Wheeling, WV, Allen Willoughby and wife Patty of Kerrville, TX. Seven grandchildren: Joshua Cassidy, Paul McNew, Chris McNew, Anna Hensley-Guevara, Rebecca Bramblett-Wiggins, Brandon Bramblett and fiancé Sarah Stolte, Brittany Hensley and fiancé Julian Hicks, nine great grandchildren: Jaden, Riley, Zoey, Alexander, Kyla, Kyra, Daisy, Gatlin, and Elena.
In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by four brothers: Jim Hensley, Roy Hensley, Bill Hensley, Loyad Hensley and one sister, Lillian Jones.
Wayne was a devoted, loving husband and father. Wayne’s belief in Christ led him to be a caring, giving man towards both family and community. He dedicated his life to educating the youth. Coach was a 1965 graduate of Louisiana College. After college, he taught for three years at a public school and seven years at a private school in Tallulah, LA. In 1973, Coach came to Potosi and was the freshman, seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball coach. He also taught Drivers Ed and P.E. before retiring in 1999. Coach loved his students and sharing his knowledge with the youth. His love and devotion will be missed by not only his family, but the community he proudly served. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:00pm
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Sunset Hill Cemetery
    Potosi, MO 63664170


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Denny Mills

Posted at 03:42pm
I'm very sorry to learn of Coach Hensley's passing. He's one of the best I ever knew. He was first class all the way and very hard to beat. I always used to tell the boys that they were going to have to outplay Potosi, because I was going to get outcoached. I really enjoyed our conversations. Quality man, outstanding coach.

Frank Rushing

Posted at 01:48pm
Was so sorry to hear about Coach Wayne passing. He was my coach the 1st year of Rapides High in Lecompte.

Lewis Lineberry

Posted at 06:45pm
My name is Lewis Lineberry. I was a classmate with Wayne at Steele High School, Steele, Mo.
Wayne and I were on the basketball team that went to the state tournament in 1960. That was our Junior year. We lost but it was the first time in over 30 years our school had been to state in basketball.
Wayne was our center and played most of his games against a taller player but you wouldn’t have known it except at tip off. HE PLAYED TALL, you basketball players will know what I mean.
Wayne was very easy going, one of the nicest guys I grew up with. He was very smart algebra and higher math classes wasn’t or didn’t seem to be, a challenge.
I remember him leaving for college at mid term his senior year and I know it was hard for him but he and we knew it was his chance to play basketball at the next level and the best opportunity to get more education.
I was mostly a guard and I can still see the expression on his face , completely focused, with hands up wanting the ball.
I still remember us going up under the basket for a rebound and of coarse he got it and all I got was a mouthful of elbows, LOL.
He was by no doubt our best player.
One more memory. When we were freshmen we played the senior class in the gym during the lunch hour. As I remember it, most of the school showed up and we played until the bell rang. Wayne’s brother Lloyd and my brother Jerry were seniors and we WON.
Wayne along with my other classmates will be with me until. My prayers are with his family and friends. We will miss him.
Maybe one of our memories of him will be. HE PLAYED TALL. SO SHOULD WE.


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