Joseph D. Hensley (Little Joe), 48, of Grain valley and Independence passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO. He was born October 11, 1963 in Kansas City, MO to Joseph Frederick Hensley and Alberta Louise Baker Hensley who both preceded him in death. He graduated from Grain Valley High School in 1982. He moved to Las Vegas NV and lived there for several years before moving back home. While there he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He is survived by his brother, Michael Hensley and wife Susan of Oak Grove, MO. Three nephews; G. Morgan Parks and wife Fallon of Alma AR, Joshua A. Hensley and wife Robin of Oak Grove, MO, Jason M. Hensley and wife Tiffini of Overland Park, KS; a niece, Melanie K. Hensley of Springfield, MO; and five great nieces and nephews, Niah and Wisely Parks of Alma, AR; Kaylin and Kiley Hensley of Oak Grove, MO; and Ethen Hensley of Overland Park, KS.
He will be greatly missed by his many friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. He had an extreme love for animals and wanted to shelter every one he found. His cats will miss him dearly.
Memorial Services will be 7:00 PM. Thursday April 19, 2012 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO, 816-229-3276. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Inurnment will be at Perdee Cemetery in Grain Valley, MO. Contributions in memory of Joseph may be made to Wayside Waifs.