OBITUARY

Ralph Edward Hendrix

July 2, 1925November 14, 2020
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HENDRIX, Ralph Edward age 95 of Knoxville, passed away on November 14, 2020. Mr. Hendrix was born in Knoxville, TN and was preceded in death by wife, Velma Sleight Hendrix; parents, Ernest Hendrix, Sr. and Myrtle Albrecht Hendrix; sisters, Virginia Ruth Hendrix and Betty Hendrix Schneider. Mr. Hendrix is survived by daughter, Terry Key (Jerry); sister, Ethel Monday; brother, Ernest Hendrix, Jr., and grandsons Daniel Buchanan (Cyndi), Joshua (Rachel) Buchanan, and Seth (Courtney) Buchanan; five great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews. Mr. Hendrix served with the Navy in World War II in the Pacific, the Tennessee State Guard where he reached the rank of Lt Col., and the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Mr. Hendrix enjoyed training and showing horses and ponies; and was a licensed pilot since 1941. Mr. Hendrix was employed for many years at John H. Daniel & Co. before opening Hendrix-Beason Custom Tailoring. He later retired from Lockheed Martin Energy Systems in 1990. He was a member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Masters Masonic Lodge #244 F&AM in Fountain City, and Eastern Star in Powell. The family wishes to express a special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Ben Atchley Tennessee State Veterans Home and his “special girls”. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home from 6-7:30pm with funeral service following at 7:30pm, with Dr. Thomas Sweet officiating. Entombment will be on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:00pm at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Daniel Buchanan, Joshua Buchanan, Seth Buchanan, Steve Monday, Todd Stansberry, Kevin Bounds, Tim Barnes, Bob Sweat. In respect for the safety to all visitors, face coverings will be mandatory for all proceedings. Masks will be available at the door. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Hendrix’s name to Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921.

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3 December

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home

2300 West Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918

3 December

Funeral Service

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home

2300 West Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918

4 December

Committal Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918

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Daniel Buchanan

November 25, 2020

Granddad practically raised my brother Josh and I. Him and Grandma were some of the best people to us, always taking us on vacation and helping me grow into the man I am today. He helped me buy my first car, taught me how to ride a bike, how to swim, and how to treat people. I am who I am because Granddad. I enjoyed having him in mine and my family's life for almost 40 years and he'll always live on in my heart.

Barbara Rentenbach

November 20, 2020

Terry ( and Jerry)
Just a note to give you my condolences.. Terry we have heard so many stories about your Dad in the last 10 years we have been friends, but the obituary was wonderful to see how many impressive things he did in his life... a life well lived!!!!!!! We should all be so happy to live til 95!! I know you will miss him greatly so my heart goes out to at this time. Just wanted you to know your friendship is precious to me :-)
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Barbara R

Sheila Callis

November 18, 2020

Terry so sorry for your loss. I miss my buddy so much. He and I would sit and talk about the birds that he loved to watch from the window of his room. He loved you so much. Please come and visit when this Covid stuff is over. Love and Prayers for you all.

Pam Kirthlink

November 17, 2020

Thinking of the family at this time. OES

Vicki Cradic

November 17, 2020

Dear Terry and family,
Ralph was a wonderful man full of exciting stories about his life. I enjoyed every minute I spent with him. It was very evident he loved his family with all his heart.
I am very thankful for the love he gave to Josh as he was growing up and my Rachel when she came into his life. Not to leave out how he loved Joshua and Robert Dean.
Ralph will be missed terribly.
I love you all. Vicki Cradic

beverly dunbar

November 17, 2020

our condolences to the family He was a greatman and loved by all

Craig Hardin

November 16, 2020

Ralph was a special person and I always enjoyed spending time chatting when our paths crossed. Terry, he was a joy to be around. I pray for your comfort comfort during this time and understand having walked down this path together a few years ago. I love my favorite Aunt and here if I can help in any way.

Clayton (Scrapper) Rudder

November 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this news. Ralph was a very kind man. My father Dr, Charles Samuel Rudder thought the absolute world of him. Mr. Hendrix was gracious every time and sent me some wonderful recipes that I still use today. God Bless

Douglas Veum

November 16, 2020

Condolences to the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of Ralph Hendrix. I hope the many shared memories will help heal your sorrow.

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