Rich L. Hensley

Aug 1, 2013 Staff

Rich L. Hensley, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his home. He was 66 years old.

Funeral services were Monday, July 15, at Calvary Community Church in Gillette with Pastor Pete Friese officiating. Interment was in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo.

Richard Lee Hensley was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Albany, Calif. the son of Jack and Martha Hensley.

As a baby he moved with his family to Gillette where he grew up and went to school. He attended Campbell County High School and later the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.

He married Jody Eubanks on April 9, 1996, in Sheridan, and they made their home in Rawlins.

Mr. Hensley worked with the City of Gillette as an electrician and later built houses with Engdahl Construction. He worked for 10 years for the Wyoming Highway Department where he eventually was promoted to shop foreman. In 1988 he started Hensley Trucking which he operated for a year and a half. In 1990 he went to work as a correctional officer with the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins. He retired in 2006, and in 2007 he and his wife moved to Riverton.

His family said he was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, riding four-wheelers and driving cars in general. He also loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Jody, of Riverton; sons Cody Hensley and his wife Lindsay of Thermopolis, Justin Hensley and his wife Krystal of Gillette and Robert Eubanks of Williston, N.D.; daughters Georgette Shoultz and her husband Jeff of Riverton and Heather Prestwood of Gillette; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Donations may be made to the NRA in care of Harness Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo. Online condolences may be left at

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