He was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Danville, Ill., as the son of Joe Harold and Mary Irene Douthitt Hendrickson.
He graduated from Brazil High School.
He was owner of the Marathon station on State Road 59 and State Road 42 until he became disabled.
He married Sara Jane Frakes Sept. 18, 1965, in Brazil. Joe was active in scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He also enjoyed cars, collecting guns and spending time outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe H., niece Melissa Hendrickson, great-grandson Otis Ray Dickison, mother-in-law Polly Ann Hampton Frakes, and father-in-law Donald Jr. Frakes.
He is survived by his mother Mary I. Hendrickson, wife Sara Jane, daughter Kimberly Jo Hendrickson, brother James Hendrickson, sister Dixie Marie Rennick, grandchildren Rachel Miller and Nick Miller, great-grandchild Kasper David Dickison, niece and nephews Angie Sue Thomas Arnett, Heather Cinnamon, Amanda Jo Hendrickson and James W. Hendrickson II, and other extended family.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at Moore Funeral Home, with funeral services to be conducted at 8 p.m.
Private burial will be at Center Point Cemetery.
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