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Richard Michael "Mikie" Hensley

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Richard Michael "Mikie" Hensley

Louisville - Richard Michael "Mikie" Hensley, 49, passed away January 8, 2019 at Bluegrass Hazelwood in Louisville.

Born in Harlan, Ky. and a longtime Louisville resident, Mikie was a loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend who will be dearly missed by family, friends and caregivers who loved him in return. He made us better people.

Mikie was preceded in death by his parents, Keiko and Delno Hensley.

He is survived by sisters and brothers Ruth Goss (Mike), Frances Bush (Gary), James Hensley, and Don Hensley (Debbie).

Mikie was uncle to Ben Goss, Josh Goss, Nick Goss, Jonathan Bush, Adam Bush, Brittany Fields, Ryan Hensley, Shelley Engle, Donovan Hensley and Randy Weddle, special nieces-in-law Cindy Goss and Miranda Goss, and special little friend Norah Goss.

Mikie is also survived by his Hazelwood family, the staff who loved and cared for him and his fellow residents.

Visitation will be Friday, January 11, from 9:30 to 1:30 at Bluegrass Hazelwood, 1800 Old Bluegrass Avenue, with the funeral at 1:30. Burial will take place in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Remembrances of Mikie be made in the form of donations to Hosparus Health of Louisville, Special Olympics Kentucky, Down Syndrome of Louisville and the Crusade for Children. Online condolences may be shared at
Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2019
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