John Henslee obituary

John Henslee at the Texas Cushman State Meet, October 10, 2019

Starbuck Funeral Home

201 Edwards St
Merkel, TX 79536

Johnny Ford Henslee, 79, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Hendrick Medical Center. He was born November 27, 1939 in Merkel, Texas. He was the son of Walter and Della Henslee. He married Gloria Veitengruber February 19, 1967 in Lucas, Kansas.

John enjoyed shooting trap, riding Cushman Scooters, and farming and ranching.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Walter and Della Henslee.

John is survived by his beloved wife Gloria Henslee of Merkel; daughter Candice Scott and Husband Spencer of Merkel; daughter Dawn Brenem and husband Scotty of Merkel; grandchildren Hunter Scott; Katelin Millikin; Jacob Brenem; Tate Brenem; and great grandchildren Kadence; and soon to be great grandchild Kimber.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, October 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Starbuck Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2019 at First Methodist Church of Merkel with Rhonda Greenwood and Lou David Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

2019 State Meet

There are pictures being added to the “2019 37th State Meet” tab on the website. Here are the officers for the year and the Founder’s Award recipent.


2019-2020 Officers

Larry Freeze- Vice President, Richard Kesselus- President, Chrysti Love- Secretaty, Tommy Goode- Treasurer and Technical Advisor, and Gene Perry- Editor


2019-2020 Board of Directors

Frank Turbeville, Jack Miller, Ben Sargent, James Press, Raymond Love, and Twig Branch

2019 Founder’s Award

2019-Founder's-Award-Raymond-Love Raymond Love with President Richard Kesselus




John Henslee

We regret to share the news that John Henslee, TCC # 1200, has passed away this afternoon, October 16, 2019.

I will post the obituary when I have received it.

John was a gentleman who cared deeply for others. He will be missed.