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Celebrating the life of
Lawrence "Dale" Hendrix
June 04, 1937 - June 30, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Celebration of Life
  • 11:00 a.m. - Wednesday, July 03, 2019
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
  • 2 St. Thomas Avenue (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-3110

Genell, Sherie, and Dale, Jr, Just now saw this about Dale on Fox &Weeks. I am so sorry to learn of this. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts at this sad time.. May God give you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. We love you, Tracy and Rose Mary Dixon

Rose Mary & Tracy Dixon, Bainbridge , Ga

Genell and Family Sorry to hear of Dale's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a very kind man us. Heaven is a sweeter place today for he is with many family members and friends. It is great comfort that you will be with him again. Remember he is only a breath away and one day we will all join him and our loved ones there. Lynn Rowan and Trey Smiley

Mrs. James Rowan, Reidsville , GA

my sincere condolences to the family. Prayers and thoughts with you at this very sad time.

Ruth Fincher, Savannah, GA

At this time of loss may you know, His Compassion, His Grace and His Love....May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Susan

Bob and Susan Oetgen, Guyton, GA

So sorry for your loss. Always happy to see Sr. He will missed. Keeping the family ib our thoughts and prayers.

Rodney Messinger, Tybee ISland, GA

Mr. Hendrix (I have called him that for the past 50 years!) played a formative role in my life growing up. He was a wonderful husband--he and Mrs. Hendrix enriched each other. He was an amazing father (how many dads give their daughter a Porsche?). He was a true friend of my parents. Exemplary husband, father (grandfather,and great grandfather),and friend. It was my good fortune to know and love him, and I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy. Love, Cathy

Catherine Scott, Atlanta, GA

It is with great sadness I read of Dale's passing in today's paper. It seems like just yesterday I ran into him at the grocery store. He was always larger than life to me. I have such fond memories of him when we were growing up on the Bluff at Isle of Hope. He was like a father to me and he helped teach me to have a work ethic. He also taught me to enjoy fast cars and boats! My prayers are with the Hendrix and Hilliard families at this time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring peace that only He can.

Robyn Quattlebaum, ,

Sincere condolences to the Hendrix family. Dale was definitely the epitome of a gracious Southern gentleman. He was beloved by so many, including us. Our hearts and prayers are with Genell and family.. We send our love. Pam and Ted

Memdenhall, Montgomery, Texas

Hilliard family, our prayers are with you and we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a kind man and always smiling. Prayers of love and comfort to y’all in the times ahead.

Josh & Lauren Klein, Savannah, GA

Sally and I extend our deepest sympathy to Dale’s family on this sad occasion.. May his soul Rest In Peace. Archie Davis

Archie and Sally Davis, Savannah, Ga.

Mrs Hendrix , Sherie and Dale, My mother asked that I conveyed her condolences to your family. Sending prayers and love to all of you . I had posted earlier and PLEASE forgive me for the misprint in the name Mrs. Hendrix. God Bless you .

Cyndi Pierce Markowitz & Ruth Pierce , Savannah , Ga.

Mrs Hilliard, Sherie and Dale, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Hendrix was such a sweet man and always asked how I was every time I saw him and Funny as well. Sherie, I miss you so and wish I could be there . Losing daddy a year ago I know how you are feeling . Just Think of the good times and stay strong in your faith. Take care of your mom. Sending love and blessing to you and your entire family . Love you.

Cyndi Pierce-Markowitz, N Augusta , SC

Missing our dear friend.

Don and Anna Fowler, Savannah , Ga

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for your family. Sr. Was so wonderful to me when I was working at Hendrix Machinery. I will always fondly remember him. I know he will be missed by so many. With our deepest sympathy, Barbara and Sam

Sam and Barbara Howell, Savannah, Ga

Dale and I kidded each other about who was misspelling our last names. Until recently, over the past two years I saw him most mornings as he walked out to pick up the newspaper on the driveway. He always smiled, waved and wished me and my two puppies a "Good morning." He was a lovely, kind man who will be missed. My prayers are with your family with my sympathy and love.

Judy Hinrichs, Savannah, GA

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Lawrence “Dale” Hendrix passed away June 30, 2019 under the care of Hospice at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dale was born June 4, 1937, in Savannah, GA to the late Grace Smiley and Gen. Mike Hendrix. He moved with his parents to Atlanta, GA and graduated from Grady High School. He went on to attend Georgia State University and graduated from Georgia Military Institute in 1958 as a Second Lieutenant. He married Genell Sullivan in 1957 and they moved back to his beloved Savannah with his family. Dale began his career with Diamond Construction Co. and later formed General Marine Construction Co., which acquired B.F. Diamond Construction Co. In 1982, he started a heavy equipment dealership, Hendrix Machinery, Inc. During his lifetime, he served on many boards including C & S Bank, Forest City Gun Club, Bethesda, and Liberty Mutual.

Dale loved spending time hunting and shooting skeet at the Forest City Gun Club for many years. He was previously a member of the Oglethorpe Club, Chatham Club, and Savannah Yacht Club, as well as a 25+ year resident of The Landings Club. Dale was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church since 1980. He served on the vestry and cook committee (Wednesday evening dinners). He cherished the fellowship and love of his Church family.

Dale thought his greatest gift in life was his family! He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Genell Sullivan Hendrix; his pride and joys, daughter, Sherie Hilliard (Timmy), son, Dale Hendrix, Jr. (Anne); his beloved eight grandchildren whom all affectionately called him “DeDe”, T.J. Hilliard (Natalie), Ashlea Hilliard Carson (John), Katelyn Hilliard, Kathleen Hendrix Booker (Chris), Lindsey Hendrix Herndon (Adam), Demi Meeker, Chase Meeker, and Maggie Hendrix; his great-grandchildren John Carson III, Katelyn Carson, Adam Herndon, Jr., and Jack Booker. Dale was predeceased by his loving parents and his brother, Mike Y. Hendrix, Jr.

Dale will be remembered as a kind, loving, honorable man; a loyal friend and true Southern Gentleman! Celebration of life will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Wednesday, July 3 at 11 AM. The interment will follow in the St. Thomas Memorial Garden. The Hendrix family will receive friends at the reception in the Parrish Hall.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave. Savannah, GA 31406 and Hospice of Savannah, P.O. Box 13190 Savannah, GA 31416.

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Genell, Sherie, and Dale, Jr, Just now saw this about Dale on Fox &Weeks. I am so sorry to learn of this. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts at this sad time.. May God give you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. We love you, Tracy and Rose Mary Dixon

Rose Mary & Tracy Dixon, Bainbridge , Ga

Genell and Family Sorry to hear of Dale's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a very kind man us. Heaven is a sweeter place today for he is with many family members and friends. It is great comfort that you will be with him again. Remember he is only a breath away and one day we will all join him and our loved ones there. Lynn Rowan and Trey Smiley

Mrs. James Rowan, Reidsville , GA

my sincere condolences to the family. Prayers and thoughts with you at this very sad time.

Ruth Fincher, Savannah, GA

At this time of loss may you know, His Compassion, His Grace and His Love....May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Susan

Bob and Susan Oetgen, Guyton, GA

So sorry for your loss. Always happy to see Sr. He will missed. Keeping the family ib our thoughts and prayers.

Rodney Messinger, Tybee ISland, GA

Mr. Hendrix (I have called him that for the past 50 years!) played a formative role in my life growing up. He was a wonderful husband--he and Mrs. Hendrix enriched each other. He was an amazing father (how many dads give their daughter a Porsche?). He was a true friend of my parents. Exemplary husband, father (grandfather,and great grandfather),and friend. It was my good fortune to know and love him, and I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy. Love, Cathy

Catherine Scott, Atlanta, GA

It is with great sadness I read of Dale's passing in today's paper. It seems like just yesterday I ran into him at the grocery store. He was always larger than life to me. I have such fond memories of him when we were growing up on the Bluff at Isle of Hope. He was like a father to me and he helped teach me to have a work ethic. He also taught me to enjoy fast cars and boats! My prayers are with the Hendrix and Hilliard families at this time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring peace that only He can.

Robyn Quattlebaum, ,

Sincere condolences to the Hendrix family. Dale was definitely the epitome of a gracious Southern gentleman. He was beloved by so many, including us. Our hearts and prayers are with Genell and family.. We send our love. Pam and Ted

Memdenhall, Montgomery, Texas

Hilliard family, our prayers are with you and we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a kind man and always smiling. Prayers of love and comfort to y’all in the times ahead.

Josh & Lauren Klein, Savannah, GA

Sally and I extend our deepest sympathy to Dale’s family on this sad occasion.. May his soul Rest In Peace. Archie Davis

Archie and Sally Davis, Savannah, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Bill & Debbie Friend — Georgia

Mrs Hendrix , Sherie and Dale, My mother asked that I conveyed her condolences to your family. Sending prayers and love to all of you . I had posted earlier and PLEASE forgive me for the misprint in the name Mrs. Hendrix. God Bless you .

Cyndi Pierce Markowitz & Ruth Pierce , Savannah , Ga.

Mrs Hilliard, Sherie and Dale, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Hendrix was such a sweet man and always asked how I was every time I saw him and Funny as well. Sherie, I miss you so and wish I could be there . Losing daddy a year ago I know how you are feeling . Just Think of the good times and stay strong in your faith. Take care of your mom. Sending love and blessing to you and your entire family . Love you.

Cyndi Pierce-Markowitz, N Augusta , SC

Missing our dear friend.

Don and Anna Fowler, Savannah , Ga

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for your family. Sr. Was so wonderful to me when I was working at Hendrix Machinery. I will always fondly remember him. I know he will be missed by so many. With our deepest sympathy, Barbara and Sam

Sam and Barbara Howell, Savannah, Ga

Dale and I kidded each other about who was misspelling our last names. Until recently, over the past two years I saw him most mornings as he walked out to pick up the newspaper on the driveway. He always smiled, waved and wished me and my two puppies a "Good morning." He was a lovely, kind man who will be missed. My prayers are with your family with my sympathy and love.

Judy Hinrichs, Savannah, GA


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