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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