Bobby Eugene Henshaw

                                                   ┌── George Thomas Henshaw
                                                   │    1884-1968 
                        ┌── Ora Clarence Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1905-1982             │
                        │                          └── Carrie Maxie Collins
                        │                               1886-1947 
Bobby Eugene Henshaw ───┤
B: 1936                 │                          ┌── Martha Jessie Dea Hinshaw
D: 2008                 │                          │
                        └── Beatrice Tankersley ───┤
                             1914-1998             │
                                                   └── Wiley Alexander Tankersley
M: Janett Lanell Ahart
   ├── Rhonda Sue Henshaw (1956-) 1,2,3
   └── David Lee Henshaw (1959-) 1,2

Bobby Eugene Henshaw     [ID 07119] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Bobby Eugene Henshaw1,4,5,6 [Bob Henshaw4,5].

Born Feb 29 1936, Ryland, Madison County, Alabama.1,4,5,7,8  

He married Janett Lanell Ahart, Jun 5 1955, Sweet Home, Pulaski County, Arkansas.1,3  Janett, daughter of Samuel J. + Maude A'hart, was born Mar 16 1935, Arkansas.7,9,10,11  

Bob and Janett were shown in the 1958 city directory of Lexington, Kentucky:12

Henshaw Bobby E (Janette) asst mgr Baker's Shoe Store h188 Rosemont

Janett died Jul 11 1993, buried Garden of Prophets, Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, 524 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Virginia.9,13  

Bobby Eugene Henshaw died Nov 27 2008, buried Garden of Prophets, Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, 524 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Virginia.4,5,13  

Bobby's obituary was published in "The Virginian Pilot" (Hampton Roads, Virginia) on Saturday, November 29, 2008:4,5

Bobby Henshaw

CHESAPEAKE - Bobby Eugene Henshaw, 72, our much-loved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, departed from us Nov. 27, 2008.  Bob was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Ryland, Ala., to Ora Clarence and Beatrice Tankersley Henshaw.  He loved his Alabama roots and carried them with him when he moved away after graduating from Madison County High School.  He met his wife Janett while both were working for the FBI in Washington, D.C.  He later made his career by owning B & J Sandblasting Company.  Bob enjoyed coaching for some of the premier adult softball teams in the Tidewater area.  In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his best friends, Post and Joan Roberts of Chesapeake.  His first passion was the University of Alabama Football but he was an all around sports enthusiast.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 37 years, Janett Ahart Henshaw.  Bob is survived by his daughter, Sue Henshaw Myatt, and son, David Henshaw, of Virginia Beach.  He also leaves behind his siblings, Eloise Wilson, Carolyn Henshaw, Carrie Dea Reeves and Eddie Ray Henshaw, who is currently serving his country with the National Guard in Baghdad, Iraq, and his grandchildren, Jimmy and Tommy Myatt, Sheena and Justin Henshaw, and many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends and family for a viewing today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, from 3 to 5 p.m.  A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  Condolences may be offered to the family at  We love you Bob, and "GO BAMA."

(photo)Photo: Bobby Eugene Henshaw 5

(photo)Photo: Bobby Eugene Henshaw & Janett Lanell Ahart gravestone Chesapeake Memorial Gardens 13

Social Security information for Janett Lanell Ahart: 430-58-5487


  1. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  2. Obituary of Bobby Eugene Henshaw.
  3. Contribution from Rhonda Sue Henshaw Myatt.
  4. Obituary of Bobby Henshaw; "The Virginian Pilot", Nov 29 2008:
  5. Obituary of Bobby Henshaw; Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home:
  6. Elois Henshaw obituary.
  7. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  8. 1940 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T627-40, ED 36-22, page 1A, line #23, household #5.
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  10. 1940 census, Big Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas; roll T627-168, ED 60-84A, page 8A, line #17, household #163.
  11. Ancestry Family Tree data "Mitchell Family Tree" posted by "Jessemitchtarheel".
  12. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989;

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