Ronald Edward Hendricks, Sr. died peacefully surrounded by his family in Gilbert, Arizona on September 1, 2017 at the remarkable age of 88.
Ronald, fondly known as Ron or Pawee, is survived by his three daughters, Debbie Kolasa (Dennis), Ree Grimes (Jim) and Roxanne Rhoads (Tim). He was a loving and proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Margie Marie Hendricks (Thaxton).
Ron was born on February 9, 1929 in Erlanger, Kentucky to Orville and Etta May Hendricks.
He began his career at Dayton Precision in 1953. After 38 yrs. of dedication and loyalty to Dayton Precision, he and wife settled into retirement on Cumberland Lake in Somerset, Kentucky.
Ron honorably served our country during the Korean War. He was a mechanical genius, a gifted carpenter, and an accomplished fisherman. Ron had the ability to design, construct and build anything. His sense of humor was second to none.
He was captivated and intrigued by Apple technology and used both his iPhone and iPad as a lifeline to his family and a connection to the world. He had great respect and admiration for Steve Jobs.
Above all else, Ron loved and cherished his family. He will truly be missed by all.
A funeral is scheduled for Friday, September 8th at 10:00 at Compass Christian Church in Chandler, AZ. Matthew Agnew will officiate the ceremony. Burial with military honors will follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale, AZ. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pawee’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to the church. Online memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley.