William (Billy) Knight Hensler died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home in Dallas, Georgia. A native Atlantan, he was born on November 15,1926 to Frank George Hensler and Estelle Glenn Hensler. He graduated from Clarkston High School in 1944 and lived in Clarkston until he moved to Dallas, Georgia in his retirement. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy. He served as Commander of the American Legion Harold Byrd Post 66. He spent his entire life as a building contractor, owning his own firm. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edna Cheatham Hensler, and his children Ted (Laura) Hensler, Toni (Roger) Hitchcock, Stuart Hensler, and grandchildren Doug (Machelle) Hensler, Daniel Hitchcock, Charity (Chris) Becker and many nephews and nieces and brother-in-law Lawrence (Sharon) Cheatham. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Estelle Hensler, siblings Al, Henry, Mary Hensler Brantley, Glenn, and Harry, son Steven Knight Hensler, and granddaughter Tanya. Graveside service will be Thursday, December 1, 2:00 p.m., Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Stone Mountain, Ga, officiated by Rev. James Chapman. No visitation is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Clements and staff, Emory University Heart Center.

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  1. Condolences over your loss. Billy is a part of so many of my childhood memories. I loved the fact that he could hulu dance and I am still happy that you were able to be at my wedding. May his memory be a blessing; he will be missed.

  2. Dear Edna and family,
    My thoughts are with you today. Working with the Henslers was always a pleasure. Billy was such a supporter of An-Na. I will always be grateful.

  3. I’m sorry to hear about Billy’s passing. I played golf with Billy and Harry at the Little Mountain Golf Course for many years. As the Mayor of Clarkson and President of the American Legion Post he did many positive things and was missed upon his departure and move to Dallas. I also remember when he slid off the roof and hurt his arms. God was with him that day as he is today. I am a better man for knowing him. He will be missed by both friends and family. Condolences to the family.

  4. Ted
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. It is so hard to let a parent go. Hoping that all your wonderful memories will bring you comfort now and bring a smile to your face years down the road.

  5. Ted, Edna and all of the Hensler family,
    It’s always hard to lose a parent and a spouse. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know Billy will be missed. Fond memories of all the Hensler’s from my childhood in Clarkston. God bless you.

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