Gary Jay Hendrickson
May 19, 1950 – April 29, 2021
Gary Jay Hendrickson passed April 29, 2021 peacefully at home in Raleigh, prior to his age 71. He was born in Michigan’s upper peninsula and grew up in Garden City, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy and was aboard the USS Essex when they picked up the Apollo 7 Astronauts.
He moved to Raleigh, NC in the late 1970’s where he worked in commercial construction primarily focused on fast food restaurants.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Dodge Hendrickson, three daughters, Tammie Starke, Angie Blalock and Holly Chambers, plus four grandchildren. He had two living brothers and two sisters, Rick and Kurt, Bonnie Thiede and Debbie Novess.
Gary loved fishing and hunting and over the last few years his time on Topsail Island. Gary is best remembered as a true gentleman, loving husband and father. His sweet nature and beautiful humor will always stay with us.
A gathering for the celebration of life will be Saturday, May 8 from 1-3PM at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, located on Millbrook Rd. Raleigh, NC.
A church service will be held at Church in the Cove, Beverly Massachusetts on May 20th at 1 PM with final interment in Central Cemetery, Beverly, Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SPCA of Wake County, Raleigh, NC or Share the Table, Surf City, NC.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Gary Jay Hendrickson
Brittanie & Sonny Sun
May 8, 2021
Dear Angie, Pam, Tammie & Holly,
We send you all our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Daddy. From get togethers at the house in Raleigh to the few times we got together down the beach ( trailerbar Halloween is my favorite memory). We had so much fun dancing, laughing, and just chatting. His smile could light up the room and his eyes well they couldn’t be missed I know because they reminded me of my Dads ( those ocean eyes). I know there are not many words that can be said to take the pain away but keep the good memories in your heads and he will always be with you!
We wish you all peace and healing!
May 2, 2021
Dear Angie & Holly,
I send you both my sincerest message of sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I remember him from long ago gatherings in Wendell as a man who enjoyed a good time & a joke or two. Try to keep the good memories at the forefront as you get yourselves through the next days & weeks.
I wish you both peace & strength going forward.