Casper L. “Jimmy” Hensley Jr., 76, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Jimmy was a dedicated local businessman, with more than 25 years at Motor Service Supply and 35 years as owner of Tri-County Marine. He had a passion for racing, winning numerous record-breaking outboard drag boat competitions and championships across the U.S. well into his 70s. Jimmy was a champion of East Tennessee’s boating industry, driving growth with award-winning sales for decades as well as supporting numerous industry organizations.
He was also a consistent, dedicated supporter of several children’s organizations, including the Autism Society of America, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Shriners.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Kay Hensley; and parents, Casper L. Hensley Sr. and Margaret Brown Hensley.
He is survived by his brother, David Hensley; his daughters and sons-in-law, Penny (Tommy) Cauthen, Sandy (Chuck) Catlett, J.J. (Danny) Shrader and Christy (David) Bracey-Scott; son, Lannon Hensley; 11 grandchildren, Drew (Jessica) Cauthen, Kayla Cauthen, Tyler Catlett, Lauren (Trey) Potts, Daniel Shrader, Conner Shrader, Jacob Shrader, Katy Shrader, Benjamin Bracey, Chloe Bracey and Chelsea Scott; one great-granddaughter, Amelia Cauthen; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends may pay their respects 3 – 7 p.m., Thursday, July 22 at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Friday, July 23 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Arrangements by: Farrar Funeral Home