Charles (Will) Hendrix

Will Hendrix

Tuesday, May 12th, 1936 - Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Charles Willard Hendrix, Colonel, US Army (Ret.), 82, entered his heavenly home on April 28, 2019. Will was born in Oregon, MO, May 12, 1936.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Judith Lyn; and their three children, Charles Jay (Doreen), Catawissa, MO, Jess Wayne, Leavenworth, KS, Judith Lyn Silver (Nick), Hamilton, MO; five grandchildren, Charles Cole, Ashley Ann, Rachel Rose, Wyatt Eugene, and Willow Lyn; and one great-grand son Gideon Troy.

Col. Hendrix was not only a loyal husband and family man but was also very proud of his service to his country and his fellow soldiers. Enlisting as a young man at 18 reporting for Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and retiring as a Colonel where he was a Director at the Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS in 1982. With 28 years of service, he served nearly 8 years overseas, including tours in Okinawa, Germany, Dominican Republic, and two tours in Vietnam. Will was most proud of his 82nd Airborne assignment, earning his Master’s Degree in 1978, and being selected to the Officer Candidate School’s Hall of Fame in 2002.

Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 am Monday, May 6, 2019 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield, MO. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:30 am at the church. Interment will follow at 1:00 pm in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Children’s Sunday School Program, 922 W. Republic Road, Springfield, MO. 65807.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
    Wesley United Methodist Church
    922 W. Republic Road
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  • Service

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 11:30am
    Wesley United Methodist Church
    922 W. Republic Road
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    Pastor Michael McIntyre
  • Interment

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    5201 S. Southwood Road
    Springfield, Missouri 65804
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Private Condolence

Celeste Hawley

Posted at 07:23am
Judy Lyn Silver and family,
Was saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember your family fondly from church in Leavenworth. It's been many years. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. Celeste Hawley

Celeste Hawley

Posted at 06:49am
To the family of Will Hendrix,
I was saddened to read this obituary this morning. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your family well from the First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth, KS. Judy Lyn was about a year or two younger than me. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Celeste Hawley, Overland Park, KS

Teresa Ruby-Stewart

Posted at 11:55am
So sad to see this in the Leavenworth newspaper. I have many fond memories of working at BDM with Will. He was definitely one of the good guys. Sending many prayers. RIP my friend.

Zandra Brenneman

Posted at 12:03pm
Jess, So sorry for you and your families loss. Zandi Brenneman

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