John Dawson Hendricks

February 9, 2020

John Dawson Hendricks, 84, of Jay, Florida, went to his heavenly home on February 5, 2020.

John D was a lifelong resident of Jay. He was a graduate of Jay High School, Class of 1954. After high school, he went to work for Chemstrand and Solutia during his 34 year tenure at Monsanto. When he wasn’t at Fort Morgan fishing, you could find him atop his John Deere tractor, or wielding a weed eater at Mount Carmel Methodist Church where he was a lifelong member and Trustee for many years.

John D is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Mamie Hendricks; his former wife, Martha Hawsey Hendricks; a daughter, Ramona Hendricks Rhode; a daughter-in-law, Nell Hendricks; and his sisters, Mabel Campbell, Mildred Golden and Lula Belle Hendricks.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Susan Hendricks; a daughter, Melinda Madison (Paul); a son, Howard Hendricks; and step-daughter; Kristen Sorrells (Phillipp); grandsons, Eric Rhode, Stephen Rhode, Will Madison, Tristen Sorrells, and Tylen Sorrells; granddaughters, Mariah Rollins (Scott) and Brooklyn Sorrells; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Flora Cole, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, and Annie Lord (James) of Chumuckla; and three brothers, James (Mary Frances), Barnett (Mary Evelyn), Donald (Rachael) and Billy (Opal), all of Jay.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow services in the church cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home of Milton directing.

Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Active Pallbearers: Eric Rhode, Stephen Rhode, Scott Rollin, Tristen Sorrells, Tylen Sorrells, and Ivan Hendricks.

Honorary Pallbearers: Charlie and Elsie Kimbrell, Bill Patrick, Tony Payne, Dot Davis, and his Sunday School class members.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Debbie Godwin, Terry Shaner, Staff members at Terrace at Ivey Acres, Dr. David Smith and Jay Hospital Staff, Cassandra Staffer with Covenant Hospice, and many family and friends for their love and support.

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