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Paul Hendrix

Paul E. Hendrix, 81, passed away on Friday evening, October 3, in the home of his son in Mt. Cory, Ohio.

He was born January 22, 1927, in Hillsdale, Indiana, the son of Charles and Rose Keene Hendrix. He was a 1945 graduate of Fontanet High School. He was a US Air Force veteran who served from 1948-1952. He married the former Nada Joan Lybarger in 1954 and moved to the Fountain City community in 1956, where they raised 2 sons. Mr. Hendrix worked as an Electronics Technician at the former AVCO plant until its closure. He then worked at Dunham-Lehr and Swayne-Robinson until his retirement in 1985. He was a former Fountain City town councilman, a long-time member and former President of the Fountain City Recreation Association and a long-time little league coach. He was a member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church and Moose Lodge #167 in Richmond.

Mr. Hendrix will be missed by his wife of 54 years, Joan Hendrix; 2 sons, Brent Hendrix and his wife, Maggie, of Mt. Cory, Ohio and Eric Hendrix and his wife, Lisa, of Bourbonnais, Illinois; 4 grandchildren, Rachel (Jason) Jordan, Kankakee, Illinois; Cara Hendrix, Bourbonnais; Ashley Hendrix, Akron, Ohio and Leanne Hendrix, Mt. Cory; 1 brother, Rex Hendrix (Anita), of Fontanet; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hendrix was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Thersa Hendrix; 1 sister, Margaret "Margy" Tilford and 2 brothers, Don and Jim Hendrix.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Keith Vincent at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 923 4th Street, Columbus, Indiana, 47201.

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Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Joan and Paul were always wonderful friends and neighbors to my family. I will keep you in my thoughs and prayers.

Angi Shelton Hornung Oct 11 2008 12:00 AM