BEDFORD -- Cecil Hendricks, Jr., 78, of Bedford, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 at his residence.
Born Nov. 15, 1927 in Arlington, he was the son of Cecil and Rae (Parker) Hendricks. He had been married to Barbara Cutsinger and later to Betty Ramsey McKinney.
He was a set-up operator at General Electric in Bloomington for 22 years. He was a member of the Judah Church of Christ, the American Bowling Congress, Club 55 and the Senior Bowling League. He was a substitute bowler on other leagues and was an avid bowler who once bowled a perfect 300.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Hendricks Wiggins of Columbus; three sons, James Hendricks and his wife Rhonda, and David Hendricks, all of Bloomfield, and Steven Hendricks of Muncie; three sisters, Dorothy Marsolek and Helen Buscomb, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Mabel Norton and her husband Lynn of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jayme Fleetwood and her husband Jo Bill, and Charles Hendricks and his fiancÚ Cassi Fields, all of Bloomfield; one great-grandchild Madison Fleetwood; two step-great grandchildren, Kole Fleetwood and Shaylin Fields; two foster sisters, Doris Lovato and her husband Lou, and Betty Phipps, all of Bloomington; his best friend Thelma McPike of Bedford; his beloved companion and caregiver Janice Wheeler and her sons, Derrick Wheeler of Bedford and Joseph Wheeler and family of Guam and Japan, and her daughter Tia Wheeler of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Barbara Cutsinger Hendricks, the mother of his children, his second wife, Betty, who passed away in 2002, one sister, Lydia Evelyn Hendricks and one brother, Herbert Hendricks.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Fisher and the Rev. Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Leesville.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a virtual candle in memory of Cecil at www.daycarter.com.