Richard Gary Hendrick
Memorial services for Richard Gary Hendrick, 66, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church.
Richard was born February 21, 1942 in El Dorado, Arkansas, and passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008 in a local hospital. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn Sue Hendrick; son, Richard Alan Hendrick of Lufkin; daughter, Dortha Lynn Jackson and son-in-law, Stephen Jackson of Laredo; grandchildren, Paul Jackson and Charlotte Jackson, both of Laredo; mother, Enid Thurston of Houston; brothers, Max Hendrick III and MaDonna Hendrick of Houston, Dr. Edward Hendrick and Jeannie Hendrick of Fort Collins, Colorado; sister-in-law, Betty White and husband Ron of Lufkin; niece, Shey Fudge and husband Jace of Austin; nephew, Bronson Glover and wife Ashley of Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Dortha Dillon of Diboll; sisters-in-law, Patricia Garrett and husband Robert of Alma, Arkansas and Billie and husband Bill of Van Buren, Arkansas; and a number of other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Max Hendrick, Jr.; father-in-law, Truman Moore; and brother-in-law, Truman Moore, Jr.
Richard and his wife Sue owned and operated Diboll Pharmacy and Hendrick's Pharmacy of Lufkin. He was a registered pharmacist, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Texas in Austin, and participated in graduate studies at UT Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He was a member of the Rho Chi fraternity. Recently, Richard continued his pharmacy profession at Abeldt's Pharmacy.
As a young man, he was honored to be an Eagle Scout and later as an adult served as Scoutmaster for Troop 123 at St. Cyprian's Church. He was a member of the staff for Wood Badge training at Camp Pirtle, and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver scouting award.
Richard was a charter member of the Diboll Rotary Club and served as President. He was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award. He served as president of the Diboll Jaycees, and served on the City Council of Diboll.
Richard was a long-time member of St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, church treasurer, and a member of the Vestry.
Richard loved serving others and had a real zest for life at its fullest. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Memorial Fund at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 919 South John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.
Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.