Wilbur Earl Hendrix

July 31, 2010

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Gal.6:10

Wilbur Earl Hendrix, of Molino, FL went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the age of 76. Born on October 30, 1933, Wilbur was a life long resident of Molino.

Wilbur is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carolyn; his son, Randy (Patty); his daughter, Anita Barnett (George); his grandchildren, Emily Williams (Paul), Miranda Sevcik (Ben), Chelsea, and Ashley Barnett, Asa Hendrix, Danielle Hare, Patrick, Andrew and Christopher Cooke; his great grandchildren, Madison, MacKenzie, Ryleigh and Baily Williams, and Kennedy and Jackson Sevick.

A man of God and family, Wilbur will be remembered by those who knew him best as someone who worked with his hands his entire life. Wilbur was creative and inventive, able to find ingenious solutions, and could always be looked to when something needed repairing, even after his fingers and wrist had to be repaired. He was always willing to help anyone in need of finding a problem with automobiles, lawn mowers and equipment, even traveling strangers who needed help. He never turned his back on anyone who needed his help.

Wilbur had a reputation in his community for demonstrating integrity and precision in all of his actions. He, along with four other Molino residents, organized and founded the Molino Volunteer Fire Department. Wilbur was elected Molino’s first fire chief and served in that position until 1970 when health problems forced him to step down from this role.

In 1968, Wilbur and his wife Carolyn founded Hendrix Lawn and Cycle and Hendrix Service Center. Together they owned and operated this very successful community based business for over 38 years. Wilbur loved to travel and together he and Carolyn had the opportunity to travel to all 50 states, Canada and Prince Edward Island.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 2, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Highway 29 Cantonment, is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel North from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons Organization or to Covenant Hospice.


6 Responses to “Wilbur Earl Hendrix”

  1. Phyllis Hall on August 4th, 2010 4:23 pm

    Sorry to hear about Wilber. He helped Dewey and Iso much.

  2. Phyllis Hall on August 4th, 2010 4:22 pm

    Carol yn and family. Sorry to hear about Wilber. I remember how much he help Dewey many years ago.

  3. Ruth Westbrook Henderson- Little Rock, AR on August 1st, 2010 2:59 pm

    Carolyn, I am so sorry to read of Wilbur’s death. He will be missed at the THS class of 51 get -togethers and reunions.
    My love and prayers for you and your family

    Ruth Westbrook Henderson THS ‘51

  4. molino jim on August 1st, 2010 2:30 pm

    If there is ever a need to fix the Golden Gates you can bet Wilbur will be able to take care of it. He was always there for all of us over the years and will truly be missed.

  5. Wayne Perry on August 1st, 2010 12:38 pm

    His obituary reads true. If I ever had a problem, he would listen and grab a few tools and be on my heels into the parking lot. It was obvious his love for his family and community. Molino lost a true pioneer. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Alicia and Zollie on July 31st, 2010 9:57 pm

    Carolyn and family,

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sorry to hear about Mr. Wilber. I will be praying for your family as you go through this time of sorrow.

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