Donald Edward Hendrix, 93, passed away March 19, 2022 at UNC Hospice in Chapel Hill.
Mr. Hendrix was born March 3, 1929, to the late Nannie Elizabeth Howe and William Ross Hendrix in Charlotte, NC. Donald was a founding member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and served them faithfully as a Sunday School teacher, Superintendent, Deacon, Elder and on the Pastor Nominating Committee. He was also a Charter Member of East Prince William Sports Club in Woodbridge, Va. He started the PTA at Belmont Elementary School and served as President of Belmont Civic Association. He retired after 36 years with US Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Lab as a mechanical engineer.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hendrix is preceded in death by 3 daughters, Janet Cheryl Hendrix, Amanda Kelly Hendrix and Christy Hendrix Casella and 5 brothers, Dick Hendrix, Bill Hendrix, Tom Hendrix, Chuck Hendrix and Jim Hendrix.
Donald is survived by his previous wife, mother of his children, Armine Godfrey Hendrix; 2 sons, Donald “Donnie” Edward Hendrix, II of North Dinwiddie, Va, Ronald “Ron” Myers Hendrix (Laura) of Greenville, NC; 2 daughters, Donalyn Beth Geckeler of St. Louis, Mo. And April H. McVey (Mike) of Durham, NC; 7 grandchildren, Amanda Wassell (Damien), Devin Geckeler (Morgan), Dustin Geckeler (Ashley), Logan McVey, Jaclyn McVey, Jillian Hendrix and Graham Hendrix; and 6 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Gastonia, NC. Officiating will be Rev. Hugh O’Shields.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.