Charles A. Hendrix
MOUNT UPTON — Charles Hendrix, 83, lifetime resident of Mount Upton, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and two dear friends.
Charlie, son of the late Floyd and Edith (Light) Hendrix, was born on a small farm near Rockdale, on April 10, 1930.
He is survived by his loving wife, Leota (Pierce) Hendrix, who he married on July 10, 1957, in the Mount Upton Methodist Church; daughter, Brenda E. (Hendrix) Craver; two grandsons, Luman C. Craver and Jeremiah H. Craver and Megan Cutting; and four great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Pedersen and Cameron, Ryan and Mason Craver.
He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Mark Craver.
He served in the Army in the early 1950s, stationed in Germany.
Most will remember Charlie as an exceptional self-employed masonry contractor, specializing in slabs and foundations. At times the whole family was seen on the job. For a number of years, he tapped maple trees hauling the raw sap to Sipple’s in Bainbridge.
He joined the Borden Hose Fire Department when he was 16 and served as an active member for more than 50 years.
He enjoyed trapping, ice fishing and cutting wood.
Back in the 1960s, Charlie and Leota, along with the Odell family, were founding members of the Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. He also enjoyed dirt bike riding with a group of friends.
In later years, he enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader of Western stories and liked working fill-in puzzles. If he was picking on you, he was in his glory.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in the spring at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.