Shelton “Squirrel” Hensarling, 74, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at his residence in Petal. Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Moore Funeral Home in Petal followed by burial in East Forrest Cemetery.
Mr. Hensarling was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He retired from R and M Foods as a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Julian Hensarling; his wife Geneva Darlene; three brothers, Shirley Hensarling, Jim Hensarling, and Jack Hensarling; and four sisters, Minnie Ruth Hensarling, Mary Virginia Waller, Mavie Atkins, and Mildred Covin.
He is survived by eight children, Robert (Vickie) Hensarling of Purvis, Joe Hensarling of Petal, Rachel Hensarling McNeil of Petal, Jan Hensarling of Hattiesburg, Eric (Amanda) of Petal, BJ Hensarling of Petal, Nathan Hensarling of Petal, and George Hensarling of Petal; two sisters, Barbara Ann Graham of Richton, and Willie Ernestine Fisher of Petal; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Petal.