Obituary for Ira Hendrix Jr.
Brother Ira Hendrix, Jr. was born to the union of Ira Hendrix and Isabel McFadden Hendrix, Sr. on September 30, 1931 in Nashville, Arkansas. His parents preceded him in death. Ira was a graduate of the then Childress School and enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 and served until 1952 in the Korean War, 10th Division; PFC.
Brother Ira wed Dorothy Mae Stewart in 1955 and to the union were born two children; Ralph (Debra) Hendrix of Texarkana, Texas and the late, Undra Lenord (Melisha-AKA Cookie) Hendrix of Nashville, Arkansas. The household included a sister, he late Barbara Hendrix Moore.
Brother Ira was a life member of the New Light C.M.E. Church where he served as chairman of the Steward Board, Trustee Board, Church Treasurer, choir, and was a servant of God whenever and wherever needed. He was employed at Nashville Shear Plant until he retired. He was self-employed as a farmer until his health failed him. As a Community Beacon, Brother Ira opened and closed graves for more than 40 years.
He was a 33rd Degree Master S.T. Boyd. Home Lodge was lily Works 249 at Clow, Arkansas. He was a treasurer there for 22 years.
Brother Ira loved his family and he leaves to cherish his memory:
His sons Ralph (Debra) Hendrix of Texarkana, Texas; Rodney (Karen) Nelson of Nashville, Arkansas, and Ira Scott of Hope, Arkansas. Ten granddaughters and six grandsons, numerous cousins, friends, and a host of loved ones.
If there is something to remember about Ira Hendrix, Jr., Ralph stated: “He raised two sons on his own after the early, untimely death of his wife our mother. He was firm, yet loving and above all faithful to his God, his church, and community until his illness”. This we ask you to remember.
Services will be Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 1 pm at Sixth Street Auditorium in Nashville under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Mineral Springs, Arkansas. A wake will be held Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm at Nashville Funeral Home.