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Paul Matthew Hensley

November 18, 1982 — March 26, 2022

Marion, North Carolina

     Paul Matthew Hensley, 39, of Marion, NC, passed away, unexpectedly, Saturday, March 26, 2022 at McDowell Hospital.


     Paul was born on November 18, 1982, to Alvin and Glenda Hensley, at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He was married to his wife of 10 years, 10 months, and 5 days, Kimberly Gilbert Hensley, and was member of Nebo Crossing Church. He was a 2001 graduate of McDowell High School and earned an associate’s degree in business at McDowell Tech. He completed Bible College in 2017. Paul had a big heart and found joy in the smallest things. He loved spending time with his family. He gave the biggest hugs in the world and was content to “just be.”  Paul was a humble, compassionate, and generous hard worker who provided and prayed for his family. Paul was faithful to God and exemplified the fruits of the Spirit. The verse that described him most is John 15:13. Paul was the most loving and self-sacrificing man that constantly put himself aside to make sure that everyone else had their needs met first.


     Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents, Stella & Charles Wilson and Paul & Virginia Hensley.


     Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Kim Hensley and their special foster child, both of the home; his parents, Alvin and Glenda Hensley of Old Fort; a sister, Anna Helms and husband Heath; a niece, Brooke Helms; a nephew, Jared Helms, all of Marion; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends, all of whom Paul considered his family.


     A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Nebo Crossing Church, 263 Barnes Road in Marion. David Likins will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., prior to the service, at the Church.

     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals.

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