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Celebrating the life of
Thomas D. Hensley
December 12, 1939 - February 01, 2014
Thomas Hensley, A Loving Spouse, Partner and Friend for 34 Years
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
No services are scheduled at this time.

It was one of those happy bits of fate - an empty stool at the bar next to Tom and Stephen that provided a fun and fascinating time which grew into a dear and lasting friendship. What an incredible gift. The love lasts and keeps on giving.

Carol Strawn, Houston, TX

It was one of those happy bits of fate - an empty stool at the bar next to Tom and Stephen that provided a fun and fascinating time which grew into a dear and lasting friendship. What an incredible gift. The love lasts and keeps on giving.

Carol Strawn, Houston, TX

Tom was one of the coolest guys I ever met. We hit it off from day one. That look on his face when I said something of skeptical truth or even more questionable wisdom... I loved his laugh and his stories. I am smiling now, as I type this, remembering our conversations. I was honored when Tom and Stephen stood up for me at my wedding.

Tim Linehan, Houston, TX

I am very sorry to read of your family's loss. God knows the pain we suffer when we lose someone we love and promises to comfort is in our time of grief.(2Corinthians 1:3,4) Cherish the many memories you all made and shared together.

Christie C., Burton, Mi.

So sorry to hear about your loss. Tom Was such a kind and loving Person. he will be truly Missed

Morrison, New Braunfels, tx

So sorry to hear about your loss. Tom Was such a kind and loving Person. he will be truly Missed

Morrison, New Braunfels, tx

Tom was a wonderful man. The light he brought into our lives is not diminished with his passing. It will brighten our lives forever.

Richard Middleton, Houston, Texas

So sorry for your loss! You guys had a wonderful and beautiful life together that most people will never have!

Collie Valadez, Sunland, Ca

Thomas Hensley was born in Paris, Texas on December 12, 1939. Upon his death on Saturday, February 1, 2014, he is survived by his niece, Debra Nichols of Corpus Christi and his spouse/partner of 34 years, Stephen Dunlap. In addition, he has an extended family in New Braunfels and many friends in Houston.

Tom had quite a varied and exciting life, bringing joy to everyone he met, became friends with and worked with. He had a great sense of humor. Tom was very bright, loved to read, travel, go to the opera, see plays, play bridge, make bread, grow flowers and he liked to fish, although he didn't get much chance to fish.

Tom was in the Army and served in Europe, primarily in field hospitals and dispensaries as a Radiological Technoplogist in Germany. When he left the Army, Tom held a number of Radiological Technologist and consulting positions. He worked in the medical profession for 40 years, retiring as a CAT Scanner at M. D. Anderson Center 12 years ago.

Tom met Stephen Dunlap in March, 1980 in Houston, Texas. It seemed to be destined for them to be together from the very beginning. During those 34 beautiful years, their love continued to grow as did their devotion to each other. They shared so many wonderful adventures and made a lot of beautiful friends.

Tom and Stephen got married in San Francisco on October 10, 2013. They celebrated their birthdays on the same day (Tom 12/12/39; Stephen 12/12/48) this past December.

Tom died on Saturday February 1, 2014 after battling cancer for three years. We can all rejoice in the fact that he is now longer in pain and is now in peace with loved ones who have already transitioned. Our pain will pass in time. Our love for Tom will continue.

Let's celebrate a wonderful man in Thomas Hensley today.

"Never Look Back and Say.....'look what I lost'; Instead say...'look what I go to have a for a while!"

MISS ME BUT LET ME GO

When I come to end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites and a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free

Miss me a little ---- but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me…but let me go

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone
It is all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me - - - but let me go.

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It was one of those happy bits of fate - an empty stool at the bar next to Tom and Stephen that provided a fun and fascinating time which grew into a dear and lasting friendship. What an incredible gift. The love lasts and keeps on giving.

Carol Strawn, Houston, TX

It was one of those happy bits of fate - an empty stool at the bar next to Tom and Stephen that provided a fun and fascinating time which grew into a dear and lasting friendship. What an incredible gift. The love lasts and keeps on giving.

Carol Strawn, Houston, TX

Tom was one of the coolest guys I ever met. We hit it off from day one. That look on his face when I said something of skeptical truth or even more questionable wisdom... I loved his laugh and his stories. I am smiling now, as I type this, remembering our conversations. I was honored when Tom and Stephen stood up for me at my wedding.

Tim Linehan, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Sharon Robertson — Texas

I am very sorry to read of your family's loss. God knows the pain we suffer when we lose someone we love and promises to comfort is in our time of grief.(2Corinthians 1:3,4) Cherish the many memories you all made and shared together.

Christie C., Burton, Mi.

Candle tribute lit by Stephen Dunlap — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Martha Riley — Texas

So sorry to hear about your loss. Tom Was such a kind and loving Person. he will be truly Missed

Morrison, New Braunfels, tx

So sorry to hear about your loss. Tom Was such a kind and loving Person. he will be truly Missed

Morrison, New Braunfels, tx

Candle tribute lit by Wes and LIbby Morrison — Texas

Tom was a wonderful man. The light he brought into our lives is not diminished with his passing. It will brighten our lives forever.

Richard Middleton, Houston, Texas

So sorry for your loss! You guys had a wonderful and beautiful life together that most people will never have!

Collie Valadez, Sunland, Ca

Candle tribute lit by Jeannine O'Neal — Texas


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