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.


2019 State Meet

Can you believe it? Next week, Oct. 9-12 we will be gathering at Snyder, Tx for the 37th State Meet!


 Raymond and Chrysti Love with Gene and Ben Sargent                                              at the Snyder Chamber of Commerce office.

On Wednesday night at 6:00 we have reservations at AMORE Italian Restaurant located at 4604 College Ave. Great food along with the fun of the dessert auction with the benefits going to American Cancer Society.




The Snyder Daily News had a well written article in last Thursday, Sept. 26.

I hope you can read it from this picture.

Snyder paper

WHERE the WIND blows,

COTTON grows,

OIL flows,




Change in Editor

Jennifer Johnson has served well as the TCC editor. We thank her for her work.

Gene Perry will now be the Editor. This a photo of Gene (Right) and James (Left) Perry at the Possum Kingdom Ride in July of 2018.

So when you see him pointing a camera your way or asking questions, be agreeable and smile!

Thank you Gene for taking on this work.

West Texas Area Fun Day September 7, 2019

For the 37th year, Texas Cushman Club was represented in the West Texas Fair parade.

There were 12 Cushman scooters in the West Texas Fair parade. Including Evan Underwood and his Dad, Eric Underwood. Evan was riding his grandfather’s scooter.

(This was on Facebook also.)

Eric with Evan as a child.

The group met for lunch at Mom’s in Hawley. These had a wonderful time with friends.

Don Henry, Don Paige, and Martin Stafford went on an afternoon ride with Judy Henry driving chase. 100 degrees and NO rain.

Special thanks to Roy Stanley for the lunch picture, Don Paige for the information, and Eric Underwood for the Facebook post.

For sale by: Charles Roberson. TCC# 751

1950 to 1957 Black Cushman Custom Built Highlander 711-714 with 10″ tires and a  new 8 horse engine. This is a like new Bike with less than 1000 miles. Sold as is. Buyer responsible for shipping. Located in League City, Texas, 77573. 
Price $5000.00   Contact Charles 713.823.3002
1957 Maroon Cushman Eagle with a 18 horse engine V-Twin Vanguard. It has less than 1000 miles, lots of power with a Comet clutch. Sold as is. Buyer responsible for shipping. Located in League City, Texas 77573. This Bike is worth about $9500.00 but I am selling it for less. 
Price $8500.00  Contact Charles 713.823.3002