ROBERT D. "BOB" HENSLEY(1956 - 2013)


DECEMBER 14, 1956 - MARCH 2, 2013

Robert D. "Bob" Hensley, spent nearly three decades as a Real Estate Developer in South Florida. Bob moved to Fort Myers from St. Clair Shores, Michigan in the early 1980. In 1992 he was involved in the sale of the land that is now known as Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club. By 1997 Bob started his own development company, Gross Pointe Development Company. He changed the landscape of South Florida with his vision and by developing award winning communities such as Palmas Del Sol in Gulf Harbour, The Residents at Bell Tower Park and The Resort at Marina Village.

He is a past board member of the Salvation Army and supported the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, The American Heart Association, Hospice, The Southwest Florida Symphony Society and many others.

Bob was surrounded in his last hours by his family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Conley "Bob" and Carol Hensley of Fort Myers. He is survived by his brother Greg Hensley and his wife Nan of Brentwood, TN, two nieces Miss Kristen Hensley (Brentwood, TN) and Kayla Hensley Pharr and her husband Zachary (Memphis, TN.)

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. Friends will be received from 6:00 - 9:00 PM Tuesday (Today) at the funeral home and from 2:00 - 3:00 PM prior to services on Wednesday.

Donations in Bob's honor and memory can be made to: Next Right Step, c/o Tommy Daniel, 5445 San Marcos Dr., Nashville, TN 37220.

Online condolences may be made at:

Funeral Home

Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery
1589 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 936-0555

Published in The News-Press on Mar. 5, 2013