Thomas K. Hendrix, 88, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at his home.
Mr. Hendrix was born on January 16, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Joseph Carl Hendrix and Marie Keil Hendrix.
On June 1, 1946 in Decatur, Illinois he married Eleanor Chambers McMillen. He had attended Millikin University in Decatur and graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Following his graduation from Purdue, he was commissioned in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater of Operation during World War II aboard LST 267. He had worked for the Mueller Company and later, with his wife, formed the Hendrix Company in St. Louis County, Missouri until he sold the business upon his retirement.
In his retirement, he enjoyed his association with the LST Association and especially attending reunions of LST 267 shipmates around the country. Prior to her death, he and his wife enjoyed traveling to China and Africa. They also enjoyed fishing for walleye and muskie in Wisconsin.
Survivors include a son, Thomas K. Hendrix, Jr., of Warrensburg, Missouri, and daughter Jane McGann and her husband Jack McGann of Wilmington, North Carolina. He has a sister, Carolyn Hendrix-Hart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who also survives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and his parents.
A memorial service will be held on November 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, Illinois.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Wonderland Camp Foundation, 18591 Miller Circle, Rocky Mount, MO 65072 or The Smile Train, P. O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or a charity of the donors option.
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