Condolence & Memory Journal


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Posted by Ramesh Chandra - Atlanta, GA - Friend   April 11, 2016


Prayers for family and friends.

Posted by Carla - Hickman, KY   June 25, 2015


To finding your favorite place

Posted by Ian M Williams - Midvale, UT - Didnt know him   June 23, 2015


Dawn, you and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Debbie Long - Jacksonville, FL - Friend of Jon's Mother   June 17, 2015


Prayers for family and friends for it is the hardest on those left behind. May the Lord bring them comfort and healing during this time. Heaven has gained another angel and those close to him he'll never be truly gone. He'll be here as Guardian Angel watching over them.

Posted by Sherri Hisle - Holiday, FL - From Ky, raised on Country.   June 15, 2015

We were so sorry to hear of Jon's passing. We first met Jon thru his radio show "Are You Ready for The Country" which we aired on The Whip Radio. His love and knowledge of music was a great addition to our format. We spoke frequently with him on the phone during that time and his youthful enthusiasm was fun and infectious to us geezers! Condolences and much love being sent to his family, friends and Mary. We will miss him.

Posted by Lori Allen & Larry Williams - IL - friend / music associate   June 11, 2015

There are no words to convey the loss, the sorrow, and the amazing memories we've all been immersed in since your departure. I still can't believe it. You left us. There's so much sadness, anger, and love in our hearts right now. We miss you and we're all thinking of you and your family, John. Til another day, my love.

Posted by jesse - Nashville, TN - BFF   June 09, 2015


Didnt know jon personaly but have watch videos on angry grandpa with him on it with shooters. its sad to hear that he pass away. R.I.P. Jon

Posted by Deana Ernst - berryville, AR - friend on facebook   June 08, 2015


My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Shooter. Jon was the best. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by lora lanier - savannah, GA - friend   June 08, 2015

To Jon's family, my deepest condolences and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Jon was a good man. He is irreplaceable, there's not even words to express how sorry and sad I am. God Bless you. I will never forget him he was always a gentleman.

Posted by Darlene Werner - CA   June 07, 2015

Rest in peace were an awesome soul

Posted by hopi alvarado - san antonio, TX - fan   June 06, 2015

Jon, was an amazing man. He was selfless, a gentleman and a friend to all.

Check out my video I made in his honor:

Posted by Missing Jon    June 06, 2015

My condolences go out to the family and friends of Jonathon he was a awsome guy Charles green and shooter really showed the world just how special he was thank you for showing us and I will have my family praying for yall in these hard times we will all miss u john

Posted by George Parker - Oakridge Tn, TN - fan   June 06, 2015

i am john and mary's neighbor. i've only known john for a year or 2, but my time with him was always up lifting and positive. i lost my son last October. he was 30 and also named john. my heart and prayers go out to his parents and family. as life goes, parents are not to bury their childern but the other way around. no one can understand the loss of a child or grasp life without them. i am truly sorry for your loss and i will truly miss my neighbors on nutwood st. sincerely, mark

Posted by mark hood - bowling green, KY - john n mary's neighbor   June 06, 2015

mark hood

Posted by mark hood - bowling green, KY - john and mary's neighbor.   June 06, 2015


It's raining in my heart

Posted by Christopher - CO -   June 05, 2015


Prayers God wraps His arms around family n friends for the loss of Jon. Gone too young.

Posted by Darlene Clark Whitworth - Hardinsburg, KY - Friend (Coach N Tammy Hensley)   June 05, 2015

Praying for all you all. God loves each of you.

Posted by Sandra flener - central city, KY - friend   June 05, 2015

I wish to send my best of condolences to family and friends of Jon Hensley. Though I did not know him, I can tell you that he has left an irreplaceable mark on the evolution of country music. He will forever be remembered for the positive things he has left behind. Rest in peace Mr. Hensley. I have no doubt that he's being given the grand tour by Waylon in Honky Tonk Heaven.

Posted by Hannah Jo Lally - Phoenix, AZ   June 05, 2015

dawn so sorry to here about your son may God be with you

Posted by Tammy FRAZE BURDEN - Central city, KY - friend   June 05, 2015

Deepest sympathy to you and yours. Blessings, Bill & Ann Harlan

Posted by Ann Harlan - Greenville, KY - Friend   June 05, 2015

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Tammy Ragland - Bremen, KY - 3rd cousin (ruby Robinson)   June 05, 2015


I am very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Benjamin - Greenville, KY - Single   June 05, 2015

Only got to speak to him once, but he made a lasting impression. He will be missed by many. Condolences to all.

Posted by Brad James - Malden, MO - Fan   June 05, 2015

So sorry for your loss. I know your pain and my heart and prayers are with all the family.

Posted by Veronica Stellas - Knoxville, TN - Friend   June 05, 2015

Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by Jerry and Cindy McIntosh - Mayfield, KY - School friends   June 05, 2015

A flame that burned out to soon, but there will always be that spark, where he's touched peoples lives that have met him. He will be missed.

Posted by Johnathan Waylon Calhoun - hindman, KY - Aquaintance   June 05, 2015

Dawn & family, Clarence & I are out of town but we want to extend to you comfort & prayers for your great loss! We are thinking of you today! May God continue to give you the strength that you need. Love to you & yours. Brenda & Clarence

Posted by Brenda. & Clarence Brewer - Central city, KY - Friend   June 05, 2015

Deepest sympathy to Jon's family and my niece Mary. Thank you for loving her.

Posted by Linda Sparr Sykes - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Aunt   June 05, 2015


RIP. Condolences and prayers to family and friends.

Posted by Craig Cunningham - KY - Fan of the music   June 04, 2015


If I don't have a ticket into heaven I know Jon will sneak me in the back door! I miss him so much already! An extraordinary gentleman for sure. No words can explain the magnitude of this tragic loss.

Posted by James Overbey - Greenbrier, TN - Friend   June 04, 2015


Jon, I never got the chance to meet you but i really liked your style, and your taste in music, I really wanted to meet you at a show in Nashville with Shooter, thanks for accepting my friend request on Facebook, and your family is in my prayers, RIP

Posted by Chris - Clarksville, TN   June 04, 2015

Rip Jon

Posted by Michael Green - Charleston, SC - Friend   June 04, 2015


I will miss you Jon Hensley

Posted by James Grimes - spring, TX - friend   June 04, 2015


I am so very thankful that I got to meet Jon, heaven has another beautiful angel now my thoughts and prayers are with his family

Posted by sonja lair - savannah, GA - friend   June 04, 2015

Condolences to all family, friends and loved ones. Love and prayers to Mary, the Hensleys, Shooter and Misty. We are all so blessed for the moments we were able to share with him. Love to you all.

Posted by Anita - SC   June 04, 2015

Sincerest condolences from the Wilkes family. Jon's music business connections were valuable but his friendship meant more. Please send Mary our best wishes.

Posted by JD Wilkes - Paducah, KY - Friend   June 04, 2015

Hope You Rest In Peace Jon Hensley

Posted by Benjamin Sandoval - Pensacola, FL - Fan   June 04, 2015

I do not know what to say. You were my favorite student, favorite mom and greatest friend during my education years. I tell everyone, some people grow squash, some build cars, and you built two of the finest kids I know.

I will be at the visitation and funeral. Hope I see you guys. My first computer trouble shooter was your son. I do not know if he ever told you. He was wonderful, is wonderful and I will celebrate his memory daily with others. Love, mrs. Vick Aka Debbie

Gosh, do not know how to tell you or what to tell you to say to whitney or tony, but especially to Nolan.

Love u all

Posted by Debbie Vick - Greenville,, KY - Friend, soul sister   June 04, 2015

You will be missed by many jon. You were a hero and friend to so many. Bigger than life figure. Wish I had of got the chance to of known you better. You are in a better place now and your journey is over. Rest in peace my friend

Posted by smokie harris - Richlands, VA - friend/fan   June 04, 2015


My Condolences

Posted by Tracie - Puyallup, WA - fan   June 04, 2015


I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Jon... I didn't get to personally meet him but I loves what he was doing for the industry he was reviving.....The Rock Country Industry Wont be the same anymore..... Ty for what you did Jon and RIP Brother

Posted by Brian Tackett - mcroberts, KY   June 03, 2015


Sorry 4 your loss

Posted by Julie Leasure - Mannington   June 03, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss if you where family or a friend. I hope you and your family can get over this loss with peace in your hearts knowing Jon is in a better place. Fly high jon.

Posted by Joseph - Weaver, AL   June 03, 2015

Hey Jon your with the angles now R.I.P buddy so sad that you gone to early

Posted by Charlie granger - London - Fan ( follower )   June 03, 2015

Rest in paradise , condolences to all your loved ones

Posted by Clarissa Sanchez - Los Angeles, CA - Fan   June 03, 2015 were such a great singer, man, soul-mate and friend..AGP mourns deeply over your loss...we really are gonna miss were a legend..

Posted by Brandi - NC   June 03, 2015

Was always good to see him when Shooter was playing a gig... Also loved seeing him on YouTube with Angry Grandpa and Pickle Boy.... You will be missed by many and so very loved.... You may be gone in body but you will always hold a place in our hearts.... Rest in Heaven my friend....

Posted by Casey Lozier - Charlestown, IN - Fan   June 03, 2015


Prayers for his family and friends.

Posted by Marie Menzina - LA   June 03, 2015

My heart is broken that such a young person has been taken from us. My children grew up with Jonathan and Whitney . My prayers to the family

Posted by Marsha Vincent Snider - hopkinsville, KY - friend   June 03, 2015


rip jon u will be missed

Posted by Brandon Guillory - vanburn, AR - fan   June 03, 2015

Sorry for your loss.May God give you strength.(a fan of angry grandpa)

Posted by Valerie Ramirez - Bell Gardens, CA - a fan   June 03, 2015

I loved all the oppertines your had to talk with AGP i love it i just wish u had longer

Posted by Zach Basaj - Washingtion, MI - #1 FAN   June 03, 2015

Very sorry for the lost of Jonathan Lee Hensley, my condolences to his family he is now in a better place.

Posted by kimberli Ann hi pho - Reedsburg, WI - fan   June 03, 2015

Just a few months ago, Michael introduced you in the vlog. When I saw you I thought you as a pretty rad dude. It's cool that your Shooter Jennings manager. It's very sad how you had to leave so soon. You lived a pretty good life I bet, hope your wife is okay. Bye man, we lost a cool dude. :(

Posted by Abby - South WIlliamsport, PA - Fan   June 03, 2015




Posted by MERVYN HUGHES. - CHESTER - Married   June 03, 2015


My thoughts go to all family and friends. I did not know Jonathan personally. I heard about his passing and felt moved to send my condolences. Blessings.

Posted by Jan Hill - Austin, TX   June 03, 2015


Rest In Peace.

Posted by Tracy - OH   June 03, 2015

You and my son Chad kyle went to school together and he thought the world of you. I remember you and Whitney as children at the pool in the summer. So sorry to hear of you passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family. RIP!

Posted by Gloria walley - Central city, KY   June 03, 2015

Jon was a great dude only met him once but he was so nice to my family and I through the process of my daughters make @ wish to meet shooter. So saddened by the news. See you on the other side.

Posted by Jeremy Rutledge - Cedartown, GA - fan/friend   June 03, 2015

So sorry Mary.

Posted by Micah Peavey - Liberty, KY - Friend   June 03, 2015

What a strange, unfair young, ambitious and talented. He had the looks of a real upcoming star ! I discoverd him and the music of Shooter Jennings in the Angry Grandpa and Kidbehindcamera-vlogs on Youtube, amazing good ! RIP Jon and my condoleances to his wife, his family, his many friends and of course Shooter Jennings and the crew. From a mourning Belgian fan.

Posted by Peter De Meyer - Lokeren, Belgium - a fan   June 03, 2015


While I wasn't fortunate enough to have met Jon, I just wanted his friends and family to know how sorry I am that he is gone. I know how it feels to lose someone too soon and my heart breaks for all his family and friends. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of grief.

Posted by Traci    June 03, 2015

Or condolences to Jon Hensley and his family we saw you on the angry grandpa and Michael show and you were awesome I can't believe your gone R.I.P Jon

Posted by Mikey Harrington - Los Angeles, CA - saw him on YouTube angry Grandpa   June 03, 2015

Jon was a great man and will be forever missed by all of us who knew him and were fortunate enough to call him a friend.

Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Venice, Melinda, and Waylon Pettijohn - Bloomington, IN - Friend   June 03, 2015

i had met jon in Summerville while ago while he was touring with shooter jennings he showed me some of shooters music which i love so much he gave me some advice on life we were planning to meet up and intraduce me to shooter before i moved to new zealand back with my family all i can say is jon rest in peace man you were a good friend to all and a great maneger for shooter and my condollances to your family and other friends

Posted by andrew - Summerville, SC - friend   June 03, 2015

My deepest condolences. Jon was so funny, nice, smart & sweet. I will never forget him & never understand why he left this earth so soon. Love & light.

Posted by April Kaprelian - Lakewood, CO - Friend   June 03, 2015


John Never Did anything for Himself. It was all for Others. Rekindleing Peoples Careers and Holding Others Up. My Heart goes out to the Hensley and Jennings Families.
Love from Gatlinburg
Billie Ballantine

Posted by Billie Ballantine - Seymour, TN - Fan   June 03, 2015


hi I am scotty and I am sorry

Posted by Scotty Rainaldi - Orlando, FL - bf   June 03, 2015


Rest In Peace Jon!

Posted by Tomas macijauskas    June 03, 2015

My deepest sympathies to Jon's family, friends, and fans. He appeared to be an awesome guy. I will miss him and Shooter together. My heart breaks. May he rest in peace and fly high with so many great ones that have went on before him. Peace and blessings in the days to come for all of those who were close to him.

Posted by Amy McGuire - Albertville, AL - FAN   June 03, 2015


You sound like you were a great person and a beautiful soul! Prayers, peace and love to your family and friends! R.I.P!

Posted by Tamela Shaffer Smith - McLoud, OK - Self   June 03, 2015

We're so sad...we have come to love Jon and Mary as we followed along with the Waymore's Outlaws touring with Shooter. So tragic and he will be so missed! Larger than life!

Posted by Rita Montesi and Art Baerlin - Nashville, TN - Friends   June 03, 2015

I'm very sorry for your loss.. there isn't anything that can be said to make this situation any easier. Just know that he's looking down on all of you with a smile on his face.

Posted by Nikki - Emporia, KS - just a fan   June 03, 2015


I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tracey McCay - Bowling Green, KY   June 03, 2015

My deepest sympathy to the family.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Draw strength my friend from the wonderful memories you have.

Posted by Velma - Madisonville, KY - Friend   June 03, 2015

We have been friends with Jon for many years and the memories of him will remain with us. Each time we seen Jon or talk with him there were new stories and tales that would just make us laugh, and we looked forward to that so much. We will never forget the times we had with Jon and are so glad we had the chance to get to know him through the years. His vibrancy and genuine personality are why we thought so much of him and he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Bob & Bertie Pendley - Island, KY - Friends   June 03, 2015

You have a fine son he will be missed ,May God grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding in your time of need...

Posted by Lucinda - Hopkinsville, KY - Acquaintance   June 03, 2015

Sweet Mary, thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Remember all of the memories.

Jons mom and dad-your son was so special. I met him for the first time at Misty and Shooters wedding. Immediately I knew he was a loving person. Thinking of you always

Posted by Cathey Whitegon - Topeka, KS - Mistys mom   June 03, 2015



Posted by Jodi Cook - LONDON - FAN   June 03, 2015

I am heart broken and can't quit crying. Not the Hensley Alexander way to be. Jd would say. Cryin bout it ain't gonna change a thing. But I am a marshmallow

Posted by Lisa Alexander - Evansville, IN - Cousin   June 03, 2015


So sorry Tony.....we will be praying for you and family. I know that you all were so proud of Jonathon's many accomplishments. If you need anything, just let me know.
David Blane and family

Posted by David Blane - hopkinsville, KY - friend of family   June 03, 2015


i know i dont know this side of the hensley family. but i do know some of the hensley. and i will be praying for the for the family and his friends at this time. im so sorry for your lose.

candie simmons
spaeta tennessee

Posted by candie simmons - sparta, TN - family   June 03, 2015


I wish you all nothing but comfort and strength. Rest in peace, Hensley.

Posted by Ashlee Sexton - Nashville, TN - Friend   June 03, 2015


God bless you

Posted by Kristian Nordgaard - Raade , Norway   June 03, 2015


I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of grieving.

Posted by Shanon Miller - Norfolk, VA - Friend of Mary   June 03, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss

Posted by Melissa - NC   June 03, 2015

This blew me away. He was such a wonderful person with such an amazing heart. My heart goes out to all of you. Dawn and whitney, I am so sorry. May God heal your hearts and may you find comfort knowing he is in a better place

Posted by Tia Huddleston - Morganfield, KY - friend   June 03, 2015

I am so sorry to all of Jon's family that I have not met. I am especially sorry for Mary. I have been with my wife for ten years and you two have a love that even I can envy. Jon was a friend. He always greeted me with a hug and asked me about my kids or my school. Jon knew me and to think of how many people he knew he always made every encounter meaningful. That is his superpower. The first time I met him I had no clue who he was but we talked for fifteen minutes outside Renfro Valley. Shooter played and people were lined up by the fence for autographs. People were jumping in line and Jon redirected Shooter so that he talked to my wife, my three year old son, and me. Jon always looked out for me and treated me well over the years. I always admired how he made sure I had three of everything so my two sons had things for me to take home. Being my friend is respectful taking care of my boys is admirable. I will miss our talks and conversations. I will miss the talks of wwe. I will miss him lighting up when I found him a cool gift. Most of all I will miss his friendliness to everybody and watching how he loved people. I loved him. I miss you Colonel, and your sideburns which I called the best in the Midwest.

God bless,
Travis Rohrig

Posted by Travis Rohrig - Osgood, IN - Friend   June 03, 2015


My deepest condolences to the family & friends of Johnathon Lee Hensley And to Shooter Jennings & all involved in the music industry that knew him God rest his soul

Posted by carol beardsley - ossining, NY   June 03, 2015

Sorry for your loss, I hope he is resting easy next to the Bahamas or where he loves it the most.

Posted by Mave - Knoxville, TN - Kid behindacamera (fan)   June 03, 2015

So sorry to hear this. You made my wife and I's first Shooter show so memorable, yelling down from the balcony at us and then coming down and taking us back stage to meet Shooter, your girlfriend and yourself. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Keith - IL   June 03, 2015

We will meet up with you again Jon. You were an amazing dude. You take care high up on that Mountain.

Posted by Travis George - Mooresville, IN - friend   June 03, 2015

My family is grieving with you, everyone is in our prayers.

Posted by Mary pickel - Roanoke, VA - Goose family   June 03, 2015

Jon you will be sorely missed. From your crazy social media posts to trying to connect on the road for a show. You sir were the real deal. Down to earth, didnt give a shot what people thought of you true blue hard working soul. I know shooter will never be the same without you. Fly high my friend and watch over Shooter as he tries to make sense of all of this. You will forever be his brother. The world lost a great soul

Posted by Mary Little - menlo, IA - friend   June 03, 2015


I can't believe you're gone Jon. Although we never met in person, you have been an absolute joy to work with on the Al Green Official Web Page and the Al Green Official Facebook page. You were such a warm and loving person, driven but still kind and personable. You were taken away from us way too soon. My heart goes out to your loving family that was so very important to you. And to your soul mate Mary Sparr. Wishing peace, love and comfort to all you have left behind. You touched many lives and will be remembered by all. Safe travels to you my friend. I'll see you on the other side.

Posted by Mari Lu Onweller - Rancho Cordova, CA - Business Associate   June 03, 2015

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Beth Hensley - Nashville, TN - cousin   June 03, 2015


Sending prayers for you all

Posted by David Graff - Worthington, MN   June 03, 2015

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

a space

and even during the
best moments
the greatest times

we will know it

we will know it
more than

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

we will wait

in that space.


You were the kindest, most badass colonel. Prayers to all.

Posted by E - OH - Friend   June 03, 2015

First seen Jon On the web with the angry grandpa show. What a true class act. Will miss his style in everything he did. God bless and RIP. A NY FAN John S.

Posted by John F. Sanders    June 03, 2015


R.I.P. Jon , You will not be forgotten.

Posted by Sam M. - Fruitland, MD   June 03, 2015

Hey,Jon your goona be missed rest in peace buddy....I'm sure shooter and Mary and your family will miss you very much....god bless....

Posted by kenneth M Payne - Hazleton, PA - Friend   June 03, 2015

Jon and Mary 1st reached out to me to help me restore The Rock-afire Explosion to the fantasy rock group Jon remembered from his childhood. We, together with his friend Shooter and Misty Jennings set out on a path to bring The Rock-afire back from "the forgotten" to something a new generation of families could enjoy. Our friendship blossomed and Jon's warmth and love, not only for my fantasy rock group, but also for Kerry and me as friends brought much joy into our lives.

We will miss Jon very much and will dedicate our continuing work to him, keeping his memory alive in our hearts.

Posted by Aaron and Kerry Fechter - Orlando, FL - Friend   June 03, 2015

My heart goes out to the family. I knew him from seeing him on youtube but i could see how much he meant to many people.

Posted by Emily Gray    June 03, 2015

Such a kind sweet soul, one of a kind. May comfort find your family and friends in the days ahead.

Posted by Monica Greer - Center, KY - Acquaintances   June 03, 2015

Prayers for you, and your family at this time. May God Bless all of you, and comfort you.

Posted by Ken Morrow - Medicine Park, OK - friend   June 03, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss I've seen him on YouTube with angry grandpa. He was a good man I will keep all of you in my prayers and shooter keep on rocking in his honor

Posted by Kenneth Ross Bender - Rivierview, MI - Fan   June 03, 2015

Jon seem like a great guy never really met him but as i watched some of kidbehindacamera videos jon stood out to me he was one chill dude tried keeping things calm and bright when ever there was trouble you will be missed jon rest easy buddy

Posted by daniel - joliet, IL - viewer   June 02, 2015


May God give ur family peace and strength u seemed like an awesome human being and I pray for ur widow Mary that she has the strength to go on and keep u alive in her heart God bless u all losing someone is utterly heart breaking and I can't imagine what u all are going through.....

Posted by Juriely - Clermont, FL   June 02, 2015


I just wanted to express how deeply saddened I am by your loss. It is hard to see such a talented young person leave this world way too soon. I know the good Lord above has a plan for us all and I believe he ultimately had a plan for Jonathan. God bless you and keep you in his comfort and love.

Posted by Mary Burton - RADCLIFF, KY - Fan of Shooter Jennings   June 02, 2015

You were a good friend I can only hope to be half the man you were in the short time I knew you you had such an impact on my life I will never forget you rest in peace brother

Posted by joe helms - Charlotte, NC - friend   June 02, 2015

I am so sorry to hear the loss of you're friend Jonathan. True friends are few and far between May he always walk with you in memory

Posted by Paula smith - New lisbon, IN - shooter Jennings fan   June 02, 2015


Prayers for a wonderful man and his entire family.

Posted by Kelly Ranvier Durham - Louisville, KY - Friend   June 02, 2015


thought we have never met, rest in peace man, you are the best. be rock and roll all you can be in heaven. we love you.

Posted by Rhonda Anderson - Westminster, MD   June 02, 2015


God bless you

Posted by Kim A Peet - Marco island, FL - Fan...   June 02, 2015

Rest in Peace. God bless you Jon.

Posted by Art - Springfield, MA   June 02, 2015

So sorry to hear of this. He seemed like a great guy from the videos I saw him in. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Nick Mattingly - Owensboro, KY - fan   June 02, 2015


I love you all very much.

Posted by Shelly Kellams - Portland, OR - cousin   June 02, 2015

I will miss you

Posted by Mason - Morgentom, DE - Fan   June 02, 2015


I knew him through Shooter,I've always listen to Waylon, and now enjoying Shooter's music, Thanks to Jon for making Shooter's music come alive. May he rest in peace, gone but not forgotten. peace!

Posted by Glenn Dickerson - Louisburg, NC   June 02, 2015

My heart goes out to all of you, especially Mary, and Jon's family. I had the pleasure of talking extensively with Jon through phone calls and emails as he and Shooter brought me into the BCR family. He was the gatekeeper, and saw fit to let me in. He believed in me, in my music. In a sea of "no's" he was the one with the courage to say "yes". When I got to finally meet Jon in person, he was everything that I thought he was. He was a class act, always a gentleman, and getting to witness the love that he and Mary had first-hand made me have faith in all the good things in the world. I feel empty, and sorrowed for my friends who are hurting more than me. I wish I could personally hold your pain and take it away, if only for a moment. I pray for all of you, and will hold you in my thoughts and my heart always. Heaven gained the most awesome man, and we will all see him on the other side. Love to you all. -Katy

Posted by Katy Cole - Troy, NY - Friend   June 02, 2015

I learned of Jon through watching Angry Grandpa's videos, who I've met and am a fan of. Seeing Jon in videos with them with his remarkable look and way he carried himself, and I could imagine being there with them. I saw their camaraderie and looked forward to seeing more, and can only imagine what he meant to those closest to him. My thoughts are with all his family and friends.

Posted by Angelo - VA   June 02, 2015

I didn't know Jon, not directly. I only knew him through my dear friend, Mary. And through her I saw a great man -- a loving, caring person with a deep, bombastic love for life. A charismatic Bon Vivant who shared his joy and passion with anyone who cared to partake of it. By all regards, one of the greats.

And like all great things, Jon has clearly left us far too early. I wish I had had the opportunity to shake his hand and hear his stories. I wish I could have shared a drink and seen the mischievous glint in his eyes. Above all, I offer my deepest condolences and love for all of those who have been left shattered and broken by the sudden departure of Jon. It is painfully obvious that he was loved by many, and will be missed dearly.

Posted by Jessee Derringer - Lexington, KY, KY - Friend of a Friend   June 02, 2015

Rest in peace colonel u will be missed prayers for family

Posted by robbie Nickell - Dryridge, KY   June 02, 2015

rest in peace man, you are the best in the business .be rock and roll in heaven with Jesus.I'll miss you so much brother, love you man

Posted by justin Willson - elwood, NE - Friend   June 02, 2015

To johns mom and dad and Mary Im sorry for your loss! No words can explain how sad I feel ! Love your friend RED!

Posted by Red from Minnesota - Mankato, MN - Friend!   June 02, 2015

My heart is heavy with sadness. I have such wonderful memories of Jonthan always being a driven individual, talented and loved his family so much! Prayers to you and your family! God bless you all!

Posted by Ellanee Lancaster - Central City, KY - Friend if the family   June 02, 2015

I got to meet Jon a few years ago in Nashville after going to a free Wanda Jackson concert. He could not have been any nicer! He talked to my parents, aunt and me that night, had a couple of cigarettes from dad and even listened to a song that I had written on my phone. Truly a class act kind of person. I will never forget how kind he was to me and my family. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. RIP Jon

Posted by Delana Cornett - Farmersville, OH - Fan   June 02, 2015


Though we never met, your work managing Shooter has touched and had a profound impact on my life. May your name always live on though your creation Black Country Rock.

God Bless and God Speed

Posted by Glenn Alexander - Midlothian, TX   June 02, 2015


Posted by Rashad - Smalltown, FL - Fan   June 02, 2015


Rest in Paradise.

Posted by Fabien R, - salinas ca, CA - none   June 02, 2015

I met you in the kitchen of the Galley in Marietta, OH. Very friendly man. Will miss you.

Posted by Daniel Wasmund - Marietta, OH - Friend   June 02, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of your loss I just talked to Jon week and a half ago it doesn't seem possible if there's anything I can do for you Shooter or Jonathan's family. I'm here email me or call me anytime and just know that he is at peace Lord has his house waiting for him may God bless you all he will be in my prayers along with all of you

Posted by Rev. Donald Berkebile - Evington, VA - Acquaintance   June 02, 2015

Last year I had the chance to meet Jon and Shooter Jennings at a concert in Atlanta. Shooter was nice enough to sign a bandanna for my 14 year old son who was too young to go to the concert. When they came back a few months ago it was a show for all ages. Jon remembered me and when he saw I had my son with me he talked with us. My son said he would like to thank shooter for signing the bandanna for him. Jon took us back stage and introduced my son to shooter and it not only made his night , but it made me the coolest mom ever in my son's eyes. I thanked him for making that happen and he said No thanks needed, thank you for all the support as fans. My deepest sympathies go out to Jon's family, Mary & Shooter and Misty.

Posted by Jennifer Miller - GA - Fan   June 02, 2015

A true man of his word. I'm disabled and missed a show a couple years ago but he gave me his cell number and said if they ever came close to let him know and he'd get me back to see Shooter. A few months ago he fulfilled that wish for me. You don't find folks like him much anymore and especially in the music industry. God Bless him dand his family.

Posted by Steven Deitz - Parkersburg, WV - fan   June 02, 2015


I'm praying God wraps his arms around your family in your darkest hour to bring you peace now and forever! Hold your memories close in your heart and share them when you feel the need too. Please accept my condolences in your darkest hour and God Speed~

Posted by Tonya Walls - Hopkinsville, KY - Family friend   June 02, 2015

I am beyond stunned and saddened. My prayers - Nancy

Posted by Nancy Dunham - Alexandria, VA - Friend   June 02, 2015

My condolences & prayers to family & friends. Though I did not know Jonathan, I know how it hurts to lose a family member unexpectedly at a young age. My little cousin passed in October of last year. I'm sure if they run into each other in Heaven they'd be great friends.

Posted by Jared - Fleming Island, FL - None   June 02, 2015

I am so sad when I saw this news on facebook.
My prayers are with his family and is true friend Shooter Jennings and his wife Misty.
Jon is just going home to see the rest of the outlaws and he will be guideing all of you on this journry.
God Bless you all.

Posted by Mitzi Spear - Louisville, KY - friend   June 02, 2015

Thoughts and prayers are with family friends he will be missed greatly... rest in peace jon ..

Posted by james poyer - lancaster, KY - Frien   June 02, 2015

My Condolences to Jon's Family, Friends and Fans. R.I.P. Jonathan Hensley

Posted by Laura Ann - Point Pleasant, NJ - Fan   June 02, 2015


Jon reached out to me when I first moved to Nashville on MYSPACE. He was only 24 years old then. He complimented my music, took me out for drinks and bought me an Elvis Presley biography. I have always liked him and felt he was very wise beyond his young years. A beautiful and special soul who left this world way too soon. The best ones sometimes do. I know you are resting, I hope your loved ones find a way through this terrible darkness. Goodbye Beautiful boy, Jon Hensley.

Posted by BJ Omalley - Nashville, TN - friends   June 02, 2015

You were One of a kind! You'll truly be missed! Prayers for the Hensley Family, Miss Mary, Shooter and Misty!

Posted by Tenishia Sylvester - Dallas, GA - Fan   June 02, 2015

I'm in shock! Jon was such a great person. I loved his passion for great country music and his vision to bring that music to a younger audience through social media. He was an old soul. I got to share my music with him many times and we were still in contact recently planning on getting together. May God bless him and his family as they grieve the loss of their son, he will be missed.

Posted by Ray LaCroix - Adams, TN - Family friend   June 02, 2015

It was an honour to meet and chat with Jon last summer at one of Shooters Jennings concerts. He was nothing but kind to me and seemed like a really cool guy. My condolences out to his friends and family. My heart hurts for you. Rest in peace Jon Hensley. You rule.

Posted by Tyler Lizotte - Fort Vermilion   June 02, 2015

I had the pleasure of hanging out with this cat and Shooter at a small show in Memphis. We shot fireball until 3am and He even proclaimed me "with the band". Helluva nice guy, sincerest condolences.

Posted by Tom - Hernando, MS - Acquaintance   June 02, 2015

Thank you.

Posted by Wil Gibson - eureka, CA - admirer   June 02, 2015


I chose the Dove of Peace and cross candle because I pray you rest in heavenly slumber; Also this candle with the Dove of Peace because I pray that God brings peace to all family and friends of Mr. Jonathan Lee Hensley during this horrible storm. Until you are reunited, May God continue to guide and bless you all. <3 :>

Posted by Teresa Harris - Wasco, CA - friend/fan   June 02, 2015



When this life ends, we will go on to a better place where we can watch over our loved ones.
May God recieve you in heaven with all his mighty power


Posted by Jhonathan - Tampa, FL - Fan   June 02, 2015

Every time I met you you were such a class act. It was a pleasure knowing you. Have fun managing Waylon.

Posted by Jim - clear lake, MN - friend   June 02, 2015

I'm stunned and so sad to hear of his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family

Posted by Joey Bowling - Middlesboro, KY - Friend   June 02, 2015


Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Shanan - IN   June 02, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Lorene vork - Hinckley, MN - fan   June 02, 2015

I wish I had the chance to get to know Jon better, I sure am glad I had the chance to meet him on one of Shooter's runs to Dallas at Hat Tricks. Coolest dude, such a good vibe. Im listening to Elvis all night in his memory, Godspeed Jon - catch you on the flip side. Condolences to his family, and many many friends. Sending much love from Texas.

Posted by Eric - Richardson, TX - Freind   June 02, 2015


Our hearts go out to all of the family members.
Glenda, Johnny, Tony, & Dawn, we love all of you.
May the Lord bless you all. Mary Jean & JD.

Posted by Mary Jean & JD Jones - Hopkinsville, KY - Friends with the Elgin Family   June 02, 2015

He's gonna gotcha people later with this. What a great new family tradition. He didn't die.

Posted by X. Irl Jennings - Olympia, WA - best friend's nephew's fiancee   June 02, 2015

I first found out about Jon through angry grandpa, and ever since I've been of fan of him and Shooter. He was just so cool and collected on the videos I watched of him. I really would of loved to meet him. And the music he helped Shooter produce is just awesome. Although I did not know you Jon, I know that you were a great person. I can tell by how much respect Michael Green had for you. I was really sad to hear of your passing , but I know you're always going to be there for those you loved in spirit. Fly high you awesome human, and keep doing that cool thing you know how to do so well. Rest in paradise , Jon.

Posted by Angelina - Arleta, CA - fan   June 02, 2015

I am so very grateful I had the opportunity to meet Jon when he and Mary were with Shooter on his Spring 2014 tour in Canada

He accomodated a once a lifetime meeting with Shooter after the show for me and my friends. We are Waylon fans and Shooter fans and based on that breif encounter and then some subsequent texting and twitter DM'ing I became a Col Jon Hensley fan.

If we are lucky in this life we come across those with whom our meeting may be all too brief ..but, mercifully that brevity is all that is needed to recognize and appreciate a friendship that belies its tenure. He was generous with his time for me and patient with this new friend who had inumerable 'dumb fan' questions. He took time to introduce me to others on the 'team' that afforded too much to share here. Jon thanks for that patience..thanks for the interest you showed in our son Colter and his aspriing music career. Your encouragement and appreciation meant the world to him and to all of us.

And thanks to Jon for allowing me to meet Mary as well. It should not be a surprise that she possesses the same equanamity, authenticity and generoristy as was so evident in you. We pray the 'peace that passes understanding' for her and all who mourn Jon.

Brad Wall

Posted by Brad Wall - Swift Current, Saskatchewan,   June 02, 2015

Dawn and Family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I can not imagine how you and your family feel. May God put his loving arms around you all . Have always loved your family. Our most sincere prayers are with you.

Thoughts and Prayers
Linda and Bobby Creager

Posted by Linda Creager - Powderly, KY - Friend   June 02, 2015

May the family be surrounded by love and strength. Rest In Peace Colonel

Posted by J C Bryant - Tuscaloosa, AL - Friend/associate   June 02, 2015

Jon was such a sweet person. I am so very sorry for your loss and I cannot imagine how devastated you all must be. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Christi (Bryan) Shores - Bowling Green, KY - Friend   June 02, 2015


he was a great loveable likeable man and will be missed by family and so many friends!!!!!

Posted by keith elgin - Hopkinsville, KY - great uncle   June 02, 2015

RIP to the last real colonel in Kentucky. You will truly be missed. The music industry will not be the same.

Posted by Robert Askins - mes, AZ - friend   June 02, 2015

Loveand memory's are forever the one thing that can't be taken my thoughts and prayers are for you young mary and Jon family. Your son welcomed brandy into his home with open arms and I seen how much love he and Mary shared he was a delightful man

Posted by Twyla brandy mom - Stanford, KY - brandy mom   June 02, 2015

He was a great man from the videos I seen of him with AGP and Michael Green. I am very sorry for the lost of him he well be miss a lot may he rip. Also just give shooter my love i know how much he love him like a brother and his best friend....

Posted by Josh Farris - Clovis, CA - fan   June 02, 2015



Posted by carol hugli - yelm, WA - fan   June 02, 2015

Hey jonathan say hi two Waylon up their . we will never forget u .

Posted by charles hill - PA   June 02, 2015

It's never easy hearing when we lose a friend. Much less such a unique and laid back guy. We Lost touch after I moved from Nashville - but we sure had a good time slumming the honky tonks. I'll miss your crazy outfits and hearing your stories.

Posted by Brad Turner - Jacksonville, FL   June 02, 2015

Sorry for the family's lose may Jon find peace and watch over his family.

Posted by corey caldwell - Winfield bc - Someone I wish I could have had   June 02, 2015



The true measure of any person is if they made the world a better place and if they changed the lives of others. Jon, absolutely can say he did both of these in his short time on this earth. He is gone physically, but his memory will always live on through people's memories, his legacy and the impacts he made on the industry. Rest in Peace Colonel Jon

Posted by Brant Snead - Midlothian, VA   June 02, 2015

Jon, we parted ways a while back, but my God we were unstoppable when we were together. The many nights of sad country songs and drinking a bottle. Angry Grandpa videos for hours on end. I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that you are gone. It breaks my heart, and a part of me has died along with you. You were a genuine soul with a heart of gold, many will miss you, and I only wish more folks could have known the real you. May you rest in peace, and be forever in our hearts.

Posted by Ashley - White Plains, KY - friend   June 02, 2015

My heart is so sadden. I am lost for words . Know that I am praying for you . I am so sorry.

Posted by Nancy Hallmark - Hopkinsville, KY - Friend of Whitney and Dawn   June 02, 2015

I will always remember your smile and the light in your eyes. Even in elementary school it was clear you would forge your own path in this world. You stood by your convictions, when most would have given up you refused and stood strong. You were a faithful friend to the very end. The world has lost a beautiful soul and the world will never be as bright without you. My heart and sympathies go out to your loved ones.

Posted by Sandra - madisonville, KY - friend   June 02, 2015

Jon was so much to so many. A truly beautiful and old soul that shared his light and love with many. He had the courage to follow his dreams and to share his world with others. I'm lucky to have known him. May God hold you close to him and comfort you in this turbulent time. I'm so truly sorry for your unmeasurable loss. None of is will ever forget Jon or the things he placed in our hearts.

Posted by Sara Leann Schulte (Sara Saint Sin) - Miami, OK - Friend   June 02, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. I only knew Jon for the last two years but he was such a great friend that his influence and inspiration will always remain with me, along with so many others Jon touched.

Posted by Michael Farmer - Fordsville, KY - friend   June 02, 2015

Tony, Dawn, Whitney, Glenda, Johnny, Teresa, and dear family, Our hearts our breaking for you all our dear friends. Our only comfort is knowing our Lord will hold you all near. We love all of you with all our hearts. Prayers always, Chad, Susanne, and Candace Roberts

Posted by Chad, Susanne, & Candace Roberts - Hopkinsville, KY - Family friends   June 02, 2015

I'm so sorry Dawn and Whitney! I'm praying for you and your family, as well as the others who loved him so!

Posted by Jennifer Bell - Hopkinsville, KY   June 02, 2015

I'm so so sorry for your loss. I can remember Jon from school. Always a smile and a friendly spirit. Many prayers for all your days ahead.

Posted by Mary Ann French - Bremen, KY - friend   June 02, 2015

Dawn you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

With love and hugs,

Renita Reece

Posted by Renita Reece - Fall Branch, TN   June 02, 2015

Whatever happens, wherever you go, whatever you do, remember this: No one can take the fire out of your soul, the stars from your eyes, or the passion in your heart. Those are forever yours Jon Hensley
I offer my deepest sympathies to the family. He is unforgettable and will be dearly missed.

Posted by Samantha Maerz - Madisonville, KY - Friend   June 02, 2015

Im so very sorry for your loss we are all praying for you and your family!

Posted by Emily richardson - hopkinsville, KY - acquaintance   June 02, 2015


Dawn, Tony, Whitney, Mary and the rest of the family:
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I ask that God wrap his arms around you all and give you the comfort you are needing as this is such a difficult time. I do not have the right words to say except that I am truly sorry for your loss because Dawn I know how important your children and family are to you. We have had this discussion many times. Praying for you all..
with love
Shellie Knott

Posted by Shellie Knott - Hopkinsville, KY   June 02, 2015

I wish I could be there for you I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Melody Steele Smith - Gloucester, VA - friend   June 02, 2015

May God wrap his loving arms around you and your sweet family. Your a great momma Dawn and Jon knew he was always loved. Prayers for all, Renee Wade

Posted by Renee Wade - PEMBROKE, KY - Friend   June 02, 2015


Prayers for the family. Rest in peace Jon, what a bright bright light we have lost.....

Posted by Ava Rogers - Houston, TX   June 02, 2015