G. Vernon Hendrix Sr.

Published 11:15 am Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mr. G Vernon Hendrix Sr., 77, of Mocksville, died on  Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

He was born Oct. 21, 1938 in Davie County to Stella Ellis Hendrix and Lonnie Gaston Hendrix. He graduated from Davie County High School in 1957 and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 33 years. He enjoyed baseball, softball, hunting, fishing, gardening and singing. He was a Tar Heels and Braves fan. He worshipped his Lord by singing in gospel quartets throughout his life. Mr. Hendrix was a member of Cornatzer United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, served as a Methodist Men leader and served on other committees. He was a faithful and loving husband to Patty Rae Fishel Hendrix, who preceded him in death in 2015, together they were married 57 years.

He was also preceded in death by: 3 brothers, Edker JC, Hobert Harrell, and Monticello, all of Mocksville; and 2 sisters, Gertrude (Gertie) Jolly and Dorothy (Dot) Hayes, both of Mocksville.

Surviving: 2 daughters, Lonna McDaniel (Billie) of Mocksville and Donna Davis (Ronnie) of Advance; a son, G Vernon Hendrix Jr. (Jamie) of Advance; 8 grandchildren, Tiffany, Travis, Luke and Krystal Davis and Jake, Hunter and Addison Hendrix and John McDaniel; 2 sisters, Evelyn Hemrick of Mocksville and Sue Rivers of Roxboro.

A funeral service will be held at at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Cornatzer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Shane Young officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: Cornatzer UMC, 1244 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.