Mr. Raymond Andrew HendricksMarch 19, 1929 ~ November 2, 2017 (age 88)
Mr. Raymond A. Hendricks, 88, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 3:45 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Hawthorne Inn.
He was born March 19, 1929 in Galesburg the son of Clarence V. and Edith I. Johnson Hendricks. He married Lois M. Hopkins on July 11, 1954 in Altona, Illinois.
Ray is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois of Galesburg; his two sons, Andy (Tammy) Hendricks and Thomas (Paula) Hendricks both of Galesburg; his two daughters, Susan (Chris) Schroeder of Bolingbrook, Illinois and Patricia Hendricks of Nashville, Tennessee; his brother, Jerry (Barbara) Hendricks of Woodhaven, Michigan; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joyce Hendricks.
Ray served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1950-1954.
He owned and operated Hendricks Pump Service from 1959-1991. Ray never truly retired. He continued to show up to work and hanging out in the shop until just a few months ago. He graduated from Galesburg High school in 1947 and attended University of Illinois. He was a member of the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285 and the VFW Post #2257. Ray was a member of First Lutheran Church, serving as past vice president of the council and was on the usher board. Ray and Lois were responsible for preparing the coffee Sunday mornings before church. Ray enjoyed playing golf and was a longtime member of Lake Bracken Country Club. He enjoyed watching and playing sports, especially basketball.
Memorial Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at First Lutheran Church. Rev. Pamela Marolla will officiate. Visitation will be 9:00-11:00 am Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church. Private family burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by VFW.2257/Legion 285 Veterans Honor Guard. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.