Ronald Lee “Ron” Hendricks, 77 of Taylorville passed away at 9:18am on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 1, 1938 in Taylorville, the son of Dwight and Marjorie (Ellrich) Hendricks. Ron attended Taylorville Schools and enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 years old. He served 2 years of active duty. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Ann Denning on January 2, 1958. They celebrated forty years of marriage. She passed away on May 2, 1998. He then married Sue Shasteen in 1999 and she survives.
Along with his wife Sue, Ron is survived by his daughters: Rhonda (Butch) Fleming of Kincaid and Donna (Joe) Clark of Sullivan; son, Roy (Cindy) Hendricks of Taylorville; stepchildren: Michael (Lori) Shasteen and Robin (Kevin) Sesko of Sullivan; 4 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; brother: David (Janet) Hendricks of Taylorville; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Rebecca; sister, Shirley Snow; and grandson, Ian Fleming.
Ron Worked at PPG and retired from Peabody Coal Company after 28 years. After retiring he worked for Goeckner Car Washes. He loved camping, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was a member of UMWA Local #12. His biggest joy was taking his family on vacations. His last memorable adventure was going on an Honor Flight in August of 2015, and was accompanied by his daughter Donna.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016, at McClure Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or the American Cancer Society. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Memories of Ron or condolences to his family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.