David M. Hendrix, age 70, of 7095 Orchard Street, passed away at his home on Monday (August 7, 2017) following an extended cancer illness.
A Memorial Service with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday (August 15, 2017) at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family will host a reception at VFW Post 6200 in Ovid, following the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Ovid Color Guard, PO Box 401, Ovid, NY 14521, Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River Street, Waterloo, NY 13165 or South Seneca Ambulance Corps, PO Box 280, Ovid, NY 14521.
Dave was born in Seneca Falls on December 3, 1946, a son to the late Charles J. and Rose (Asay) Hendrix. He was drafted by the US Army and he proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968. He was a Member of the VFW Post #6200, where he held many offices and had been an active member of the Color Guard. In addition, he was a member of the American Legion Post #463, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #NY0020,Ovid Fire Department, the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), FL Harley Club, and the CB Hounds CB club. He was a founding member of the South Seneca Ambulance Corps, where he also held many offices. Dave was a loving family man, with a wide variety of hobbies. He was a hunter, musician, painter and craftsman through his works at Hendrix Wood Working. He enjoyed bike weeks, local rides and camping, not to leave out his NASCAR and Washington Redskins. His family welcomed many Fresh Air Kids, and they blended in with his loving children during summer vacations. In addition to the love and companionship of his family, Dave had his dogs, Billy, Peanut and Paquito.
He is survived by his loving companion of 15 years and wife of 29 years, Linda; and by his children Michael (Kathleen) Mills, Kevin (Deanna)Mills, Margaret Mills, Danielle Hendrix; his brothers, Tommy, Harry and Robert (Mary) Hendrix, and a sister, Carol (Larry) Cooper; 13 grandchildren (of whom Daniel and Jacob spent countless hours giving personal care to him); and many nieces and nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his daughter, Cinnamon Pettingill; and granddaughter, Lacy Hendrix.