SEBASTIAN, Hensley “H.D.” age 96, of Kettering, OH, formerly of Lebanon, OH, went to his Heavenly home on Friday, January 28, 2022. H.D. was born on January 23, 1926 to the late Reed and Etta Mae (Best) Sebastian, in Danville, KY. H.D. was the oldest of six children. (Helen, Ruth, Denton, Curtis, and Jean) Growing up during the Great Depression presented large challenges. He hitch hiked to Indianpolis with his father to gain employment. After he earned his first dollar, he agreed to send it back to Kentucky to feed his brothers and sisters. When H.D. turned 18 he enlisted with the US Navy and was assigned to the Construction Battallion, which is commonly referred to as the SeaBee’s in the South Pacific. After returning home H.D. married Beatrice (Bea) Miller and they raised a family together. H.D. worked for Indianapolis electrotype, McCall’s publishing as an Electrotype setter eventually moving to Kettering, OH in 1965 for his job. He retired from Production Tube Cutting in 1988. He enjoyed working on small equipment in his garage workshop, maintaining his family vehicles and tending an extremely large and successful garden plot. The harvest of which he shared with friends and neighbors. H.D. was also a faithful attendee of many local festivals across the region for decades.
H.D. was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, and children, Donald Lee Sebastian and Donna Richards (nee Sebastian).
He is survived by two daughters, Pattie Sebastian and Cindy (Dave) Sebastian-Broadstock; grandsons, Shawn (Julie) Clark, Jamie Clark, Devin (Sara) Cables; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Nevaeh, Dylan, Sebastian, Paisley and Chloe.
A visitation will be held from 11AM-12PM on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at ROUTSONG FUNERAL HOME, 2100 E. STROOP RD., KETTERING. A Celebration of H.D.’s Life will be held at 12PM, also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dayton chapter of Disabled American Veterans, 2000 Allbrook Dr., WPAFB, OH 45433. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Zionsville, IN on Wednesday, February 9. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.routsong.com.