Mr. Hendrix was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Brazil, and was the son of Rev. Marshall and Betty (Lawson) Hendrix. Mr. Hendrix attended public school in Brazil and graduated from Brazil Senior High School in 1961. While in school, Mr. Hendrix was an active athlete, playing both basketball and football. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. After high school, he attended Indiana State University. He went on to serve 18 years in the U.S. military as a member of the Indiana Army National Guard. Mr. Hendrix also worked for the Kroger Company, and later for the Magnavox Corporation before leaving due to health reasons.
On Oct. 31, 1971, Mr. Hendrix was united in marriage to Shiela A. (Burton) Hendrix of Edinburgh, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix made Edinburgh their home for the majority of their marriage.
Mr. Hendrix maintained his church affiliation with the congregation of Bethel Untied Methodist Church. He was also an active supporter of the Indiana Special Olympics.
Mr. Hendrix was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Marshall and Betty J. Hendrix, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. Wilmer and Mrs. Pearl Burton.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Shiela Hendrix, Edinburgh, one daughter Angela, Wellington, Fla., one son Michael, Edinburgh, one grandson Anthony-Joseph, three brothers, Jay and wife Darlene, Terre Haute, James, Plainfield, and Jack and his wife Laura, Terre Haute. Mr. Hendrix is also survived by one aunt, numerous nieces and nephews, and a close family of in-laws residing in or around the Edinburgh community.
Services will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 1 p.m., at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, with Rev. Dr. Rachel Metheney officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh. Visitation will be Monday, from 4-8 p.m., at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley St., Brazil, or the Indiana Special Olympics, c/o Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home.