The Transylvania Times -

Michael "Mike" Carl Hendricks

 

Michael "Mike" Carl Hendricks, 73, passed away the morning of April 3, 2016 after a short battle with lung cancer.

A native of Transylvania County, he was born March 16, 1943 in Brevard. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Hendricks, his mother, "Tim" Hendricks and his sister, Ann Hendricks Hallman.

He is survived by his sister, Kathy Hendricks and husband, Richard McCracken, of Marshall, N.C. and sister, Amy Hendricks and her sons, Garrett and Holden Thomason, of Waynesville, N.C.

He is also survived by his daughters, Paxton Hendricks and long time boyfriend, Leslie Deal, of Brevard, Crockett Hendricks Myers and husband, Charles, of Denver, N.C. and Meredith Hendricks Galloway and husband, Josh, of Lake Wylie, S.C .; sons, Christopher Hendricks, of Waldorf, Md., Jonathan Hendricks and wife, Trina, of Brevard and Christopher Flint, of Puerto Rico; grandchildren, Frank and Michael McAbee, Wood and Maddi-son Lundkovsky, Bryce and Drew Galloway, Nathan, Madaline, Glory, Lily and Clare Hendricks, Jonathan Hendricks, Gavin, Logan and Jamie Bingham and one great-grandchild, Vivian Hendricks.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman in June of 1961, serving tours of duty with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Vietnam and Quantico, Va. He was medically retired in 1969 attaining the rank of staff sergeant. His decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Marine Rifle Marksmanship Badge. His patriotism and devotion to the United States Marine Corps was evident from the clothes and hats he wore, to the USMC stickers on his car. He was proud to say he was and forever is, a United States Marine. Semper Fi!

Professionally, he was involved for many years in real estate development and sales in Transylvania and Jackson counties. Personally, he loved to create with his hands, whether he was inventing, sculpting, whittling, drawing or writing.

He appreciated nature and found great joy in fishing the streams and rivers of Transylvania County, while playing his harmonica. He thoroughly enjoyed making others laugh and always had a joke to share. He was also gifted at storytelling, which was admired by friends and family.

A Celebration of Life for Mike Hendricks will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 2-4 p.m. at Deerlake Village Clubhouse, 333 Deerlake Road, in Brevard.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Organization, http://www.dav.org.

 
 

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