Clinton “Wayne” Hensley, 77 of Aberdeen, Washington, passed away on Dec. 16, 2019, following a short illness.
He was born to parents Clint and Blanche Hensley on March 12, 1942. Wayne graduated Weatherwax High School in 1960 and began his career in welding at A&M sawmill. Wayne also managed Failor’s Sporting Goods gun counter for six years. In 1990 Wayne was successful in opening his own business Hensley’s Mobile Welding where he specialized in building and installing custom gates and lock boxes. His son Randy continues to run the Family Business.
Wayne married Judi Verville, the love of his life, in 1962, who survives him at their family home out the Wishkah Valley. Wayne is also survived by son Randy Hensley and wife Kim, daughter, Kimberly Crowley and husband Dennis, six grandchildren, Clinton Osina and wife Jenn, Cody Hensley and wife Jenna, Jesse Hensley and partner Kayra Wells, Reese Crowley and wife Rebekah, Stacy Carrington and husband Josh, Amanda Crowley and seven great-grandchildren, Aidan, Gaige, Carson, Rylee, Liam, Finn, Gwynevere, and sister Barbara Sidor in Oregon. He was proceeded in death by his parents Clint and Blanche Hensley and sister Carol Hensley.
Wayne was known for his love of the great outdoors but his greatest love was his family. He never missed his yearly spring wild turkey hunt or his fall whitetail deer hunt in Eastern Washington with his son and grandsons. He served as Chief Pogie in the Pogie Club for Four Years. Wayne also enjoyed local hunting, fishing, clam digging, and mushroom picking. Wayne lived on the family farm for over 57 years where he had a passion for raising birds of all variety, chickens, pheasants, quail, doves and more. He was a charter member and president of the Washington Feather Fanciers for over 50 years. Wayne served on the Grays Harbor County Fair Board and was a 4-H leader for 25 years. Wayne was best known as a family man and spent the past 57 years enjoying the life he built for his family on the family farm where he built both of his children homes to keep them close by and had the joy of watching his children and grandchildren grow up around him passing on his wealth of knowledge to the next generations.
There will be a celebration of life held after the first of the year, Date, Time and Place will be announced in the paper.