Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN


Alvin Eugene Hendrickson

August 11, 1927July 28, 2014

Alvin Eugene Hendrickson

Hermitage, TN

Age 86, passed away July 28, 2014. He was born August 11, 1927 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

Alvin served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was in the Army, Navy and Air Force, before retiring from the Tennessee Air National Guard for a total of 40 years in the U.S. Military. He was a member of the Shriner's and Masons for a number of years. He also served many of his retired years as a Boy Scout Master and dedicated numerous hours to Camp Boxwell, where he organized and designed the C.O.P.E. course, the repelling tower, and participated in multiple camporees. He helped many young men become Eagle Scouts. Alvin was a member of Faith Methodist Church, where he has served as Sunday School Superintendent and on the church board. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Preceded in death by parents, John and Julia Bylund Hendrickson; sister, Joyce Wilson; son, Michael Hendrickson. Survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Pauline Reed Hendrickson; children, Valerie McGuire (Gary), Alnita Baggett (Kevin), Brenda Dannel (Leroy) and Lori Brooks; daughter-in-law, Joy Hendrickson; grandchildren, Julia, Grace and Alison McGuire, Rhiannon Baggett, James Fox, Paul and Jeff Jewell, Lynnette Chance, Angie Orange and Amy Connell; 15 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Hermitage Funeral Home, with Dr. Charles Worrell, Sr., with a Military Burial to follow in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Thank you to Mr. Randy and the staff at the Hermitage Chick-Fil-A, where Alvin was a regular customer with Pauline, for the sandwiches, shakes, and love shown during his last years.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses at Avalon Hospice and Donelson Place for the kindness and loving care shown to Alvin.



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Alvin Eugene Hendrickson

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Stephen Rickard

November 9, 2014

I would like to pass on my condolences to the family. I just found out about the passing of Al. Al and I joined the Boy Scouts together, when I was a young man of eleven years old. We grew together and learned the scouting way. He was a great influence in my life. And helped my achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He encouraged me, watched over me and taught me many things during my life. I loved him like a father. He is one of my heroes. His legacy will live on in all of the lives he has touch.

Valerie McGuire

November 8, 2014

I love you Dad, and I miss you so much.

Alnita Baggett

July 31, 2014

I love you Daddy.

Christy Willhite Bryan

July 31, 2014

We would like to send our condolences to your family. Al was a friend of ours through the Boy Scouts of America, at Boxwell Reservation where he was a great asset and helped many boys become men. He worked closely with my dad in implementing the COPE course. We are so sorry to hear of Al's passing and our prayers are with the family.

July 29, 2014

I served with Al in The Tennessee Air Guard. I also remember him as my coach on the Air Guard softball team. May God give you peace and comfort during this time.

Michael Allen LT Col Ret.


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