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Earl Hendricks

Earl Hendricks, Jr., was born on August 12, 1936, in Boone County, West Virginia. He grew up in Elk Run and Whitesville, graduating from Sherman High School in 1954. Upon graduation, Earl entered the United States Air Force and was stationed at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, Alabama. It was there that he met the love of his life, Patsy Ruth Hayes. Earl and Patsy were married on February 22, 1957. Their first son, Terry, was born on January 20, 1958.

After leaving the Air Force, Earl moved his family to Sylvester, West Virginia, working at the State Finance Department in Charleston. In 1961, the family moved to Lorain, Ohio where Earl took a job with B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company in Avon Lake. After 32 years of faithful service, Earl retired in 1993. During this time his second and third sons were born; Brian on March 8, 1970, and Paul on June 9, 1972.

Earl was a devout Christian and served as a deacon and bookkeeper for several churches throughout the years, including Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lorain, Church of the Open Door in Elyria, and Faith Baptist Church in Amherst. He also began Earl Hendricks Jr. Tax Business in 1963 and continued for 47 years until retiring in 2010.

Earl is preceded in death by his father, Earl Hendricks, Sr., his mother, Mary (nee Tucker) Hendricks, and his sister, Lillian (Hendricks) McCormick. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patsy (nee Hayes); his brother Rick; his sons Terry, Brian, and Paul (Diane Blastic); and his grandson Brendan.

Earl Hendricks, Jr., never knew a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Private family services were held at Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.

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Pat ,Terry & family Sorry for your loss! Remembers how he picked on me about some of the clothes I wore to church! Some guy at work asked where I got my jacket I said I chased a guy down 28th Street then I realize that wasn't a good comment! Had fond memories of your family. Will be praying for comfort & peace. With sympathy, Buddy & Lynne Calhoun

Buddy Calhoun - February 03, 2017 at 11:39 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy to Family and Friends of Earl Hendricks.Earl was Wonderful,Respected and Religious man.I worked with Earl for many year's at B.F.Goodrich.He was well liked By all.May he Rest in our Lord's arm's for ever. Fred and Gayle Beiswenger.

Fred Beiswenger - January 17, 2017 at 09:25 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Another good formen from goodrich has left us, My condolancesHe was one of my first formen when i hired in I was lucky to know him GOD BLESS Paul Salva

PAUL SALVA - January 16, 2017 at 06:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM