Clyde Franklin Ensor Sr.
ENSOR, CLYDE FRANKLIN SR., 87, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East.

Mr. Ensor was originally from Celina, TN.

Clyde founded Hesco Parts, a manufacturing company. He was chair of the board at Baptist Hospital East for 15 years and on the board for 42 years in Paducah, and Lexington, and also on the executive committee of Baptist Hospital Systems and Crew Aviation Services.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jennie Cull; his sons, Franklin Ensor (Debra), Donald Lee Ensor (Vicki) and Larry James Ensor (Lina); a brother, Mitchell Ensor (Sandy); he also leaves behind 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral for Mr. Ensor will be 1 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2009 at Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1101 S. Third St., with burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Walnut Street Baptist Church, Baptist Hospital East, or Louisville Deaf Oral School.

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Published by Courier-Journal on Nov. 18, 2009.
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I know its been 10 years, but I just learned of Clydes passing. I first meet Clyde when I was responsible for Parts Remanufacturing at Mercedes-Benz USA. He made a lasting impression as a man of great determination, honest business practices, a sincere love of his family and devoted to his religious beliefs.
At that time I decided that his was a company with which we should do business. I moved on from that position to other areas of the company, but never forgot my time working with Clyde. My deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of this good man.
Gary Bowne
Acquaintance
October 8, 2019
your family is in our prayers
The Chingren Family
November 27, 2009
I am so sorry for Mrs. Ensor and the families loss. I just found out about Mr. Ensor's death . When I was a small boy forty years ago Mr. Ensor would come by my house and pick me up at home and take me to Walnut Street with the other kids in the neighborhood where we sat beside him during the service. He was a fine Christian man and a blessing to Walnut Street and the city. Please let Mrs.Ensor and the whole family know i am praying for them. I know from my own experience how hard it is to loose someone , especially during the holidays, but our comfort is the promise of Jesus that we will be together with them through his death and resurrection and the presence of our Comforter the Holy Spirit. The scriptures like Psalm 23 and John 10,14 and 15 have always been a comfort to me and the promise in Matthew that He will be with us always.May God bless, save and keep the whole Ensor family.
steven hancock
November 27, 2009
Our love and prayers go out to the Ensor family and especially to Ms. Jennie;may our precious Lord cradle you in his arms.

Sincerely, The Demus Family, June, Galen Sr. Margot and Galen Jr.
June Demus
November 25, 2009
My dad and I both have fond memories of Clyde when he lived next door on Altagate. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Dave Aton
November 24, 2009
Hello Franklin, Larry, Donald, Clyde III, Howard,

I was sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Ensor. He was quite an inspiration to many and will be greatly missed. I am greatfull to have known him and the rest of you personally and professionally. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sincerely

Eric Langley
Eric Langley
November 20, 2009
To the Ensor family:
Clyde was a towering figure of strength and love. On each of my visits, I saw his pleasure in being with people, and I learned from his wisdom and decency. He was a man of personal humility, and earned everyone's affection and respect. I wish I had known him better, and I'll miss him.
Eric Chase
November 20, 2009
Don, Vicki, Benjamin, and Amy,
So sorry for your loss. We all are thinking of you at this time.
All of our Love,
Rachel, Bobby, Olivia, and Frankie Moldoveanu
November 20, 2009
My deepest sympathies go to each of you at this time. I have many great memories of your Dad reaching all the way back to my childhood I also would like to express my thankfulness for the great friendship he extended to my parents I know they are deeply saddened at his passing. You will all be in my prayers. Sincerely, Janice Martin Tingle
Janice Tingle
November 19, 2009
Dear Larry, Lina, Michael, Brian and Chad,

I am so sorry about Mr. Ensor's passing. He always was the most friendly and pleasant gentleman to me. I know you will miss the good counsel of your dad and "Big Daddy." He is greatly admired.

Please send my sympathies to Franklin and Debra, and Donald Lee and Vicki, and their families.

I will continue to pray for you all.

With love from your friend,

Sandy Reed
November 19, 2009
I knew Mr. Ensor for many years due to the fact that my mother, Ruth Browning, taught his son Don. My twin brother Jim and I worked at Hesco Parts one summer. I always respected him as a man of principle who always tried to live his life in accordance with his Christian faith. I pray that God will comfort and bless the family in their time of loss.
Paul Browning Jr.
November 19, 2009
Mike, Jennifer, James, Justin, and the entire Ensor family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Kelley Purcell
November 18, 2009
Rhonda & I would like to offer our deepest symphathies to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. The Charles L. Miller Family.
November 18, 2009
I will be praying for your entire family and hope for peace and understanding in the days to come.
Sue & Steve Causey
November 18, 2009
Franklin and family,
We were saddened to hear of your dad's passing on. Terry always talked so fondly of him. I met him one time and was warmed by his kind spirit.I know you will miss him very much but just knowing where he is will make all the difference. May God bless you and give you His peace.
Sincerly,
Terry and Rita heitzman
Terry Heitzman
November 18, 2009
From your family in Tennessee, please accept our deepest sympathies. Although Don was always Aunt Nelle's pet,she loved Clyde Jr. and Ann in a special way. Mom recounted so many happy times as she and your father grew up together at Butlerslanding, and later when she lived with her sister's family while going to school in Louisville her 9th grade year. Clyde Jr.'s successes in business, family, and God were blessings she often mentioned. As families, we grew apart, but genetically we still feel close to your family. My first T-bird ride through Downtown Louisville with Ann and my first airplane trip with Clyde Jr. over Dale Hollow are etched in my heart forever! My mother,his Aunt Nelle loved him dearly. Mike and my family will be making a Memorial Contribution to the Lynch-Butlerslanding Cemetery where his mother, my Aunt Nora Lee Lynch Ensor, is buried. May God grant peace and love to both of them.

Aunt Nelle's daughter, Mary Beth Stone Gentry
November 18, 2009
Donald, Vicki, Benjamin and the entire Ensor family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maggie Hendrix
November 18, 2009
Franklin and all the family, I want you to know that I share in your loss, for I enjoyed all of my experiences with your Dad through my Georgetown experiences. The last time I was with him was when he showed our trustees the antique vehicles and he was certainly in rare form that day. You are and will remain in my prayers as you honor his life and legacy and share wonderful memories. I miss seeing you and wish I could make it to Louisville to the funeral. Take care and know that you are loved in these hours and deeply appreciated. From one of your Tennessee friends - Janice Shelton
Janice Shelton
November 18, 2009
Jenny,
I was so happy for you when I heard you had remarried and was so happy. I know you have many many good memories and maybe those will help during this difficult time. I will be thinking of you and all of the family. Take care and remember I Love You.

Janice Hall
November 18, 2009
I was very surprised and deeply saddened to learn of Clyve's passing. We will all miss him greatly. I can almost hear "well done my good and faithful servant" Pati and I will be praying for you in this difficult time.

Grace and Peace be with you all

Curtis and Pati
Curtis & Pati Hoskins
November 18, 2009
I ONLY MET MR ENSOR ONCE BUT HE MADE A BIG IMPRESSION ON ME, HOW HE TALKED ABOUT THE MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY TOOK CARE OF THE COMPANY FOR HIM. HOW DEAN TOOK OVER AT HONDA .HOW BO TOOK CARE PARTS HE WILL BE MISSED BY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS . MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU JENNIE , BO , CHAD AND DEAN JIMDANDY
JIM DANDY
November 18, 2009