On the 30th day of December, Richard Sterling Hendricks was called home to his Lord and Savior. He was 76 years of age and resided in Collinsville, TX.
He was born on September 26, 1944 in Sulphur, OK to Oma Modena Stringfellow and John Hendricks.
He was joined in wedlock October 13, 1961 to the love of his life Naomi Ann Ellis who preceded him in death on July 14, 1990. Together they had Bryan Keith Hendricks of Stroud, OK and Carmen Lee Blacketer of Whitewright, TX. After the death of Naomi, he was blessed again, in marriage, with another beautiful Christian lady, Billie Dove Glenn of Collinsville, Tx on January 06, 1991. He retired from the railroad after 35 memorable years. While employed there, he gained the nick name “Watosh” and is fondly remembered this way by his railroad friends. Rick was a member and Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Collinsville. Rick found pleasure in most every endeavor of life. He found his happiness in his family, fishing with his grandsons and nephews, gardening, laughing, and telling stories like no other, aggravating, shooting guns, riding his side by side with his two friends Gus and Patch.
Rick is survived by his wife, Billie Hendricks, son, Bryan & Nita Hendricks and their children, Bailey and Johny Hendricks; daughter, Carmen and Donnie Blacketer and their children, Julie Johnson, Caroline Johnson, Bailey Dixon and Beau Blacketer; daughter, Shari and Scott Boswell, their children, Gracie, Jack and Jake Boswell and son, Joey and Cassie Glenn and children, Brianna & Scott Glenn.
Also survived by great grandchildren, Jaxson, Hayes, Jorgia, Charlie, Sage, Bowen, Harper and Finley.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, siblings; Don L. Hendricks, John Harvey Hendricks, Tawanah Knight, Amanda Jack, Becky Hunt, Oma Lee Pairman and Dorothy Rubick.
Funeral services honoring Richard will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Collinsville, officiated by Rev. Jerry Davis. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, TX. A time of visitation for friends and family will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
Rick was friend’s to anyone he talked to, I appreciate his friendship and his dedication to our lord and savior and first Baptist Church!! He will certainly be missed
Prayers for his family!!
I will cherish the friendship I had with Rick, you could share any concern with Rick and that concern stayed between him and God. Rick was the greatest story teller I knew, he brought so many smiles and laughs while telling his stories. He loved God, family and friends…which was a great testimony for those around him. Billie and family I want you all to know you have and are in my prayers.
Uncle Ricky…we were not close as adults, but I recall your joy and mirth and teasing/playful ways when I was a kid. You are much loved and missed.
Herman and I are so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He will be missed by many.
Rick all I know is my amazing cousin Billie NEVER stopped smiling after she met you! I remember her telling Bertha Lou and I how she had seen a handsome and kind man at the bank the other day and she had seen him several times and knew he was a Christian and wished he would invite her on a date… and bam God worked his magic. I’m so happy to have know you and can’t wait to see you again. In the meantime enjoy the Mansion God has prepared for you.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.
Rick was a good Christian friend.
Rick was friend a man could have he would give u his shirt off his back if he thought u needed it he will b missed very much
Bryan, I’m so sorry to hear of Your Dad’s passing. You and your dear family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and the upcoming days ahead. May our Lord comfort each of your hearts with strength and peace in this Journey. Prayers for all. Troy
Rick was a good friend. He was kind and had a good sense of humor. We worked together for many years. He was a outstanding engineer.
Condolences to his family
Rick was a good friend. he was kind, and had a good sense of humor. we work together and he was a outstanding engineer.
My condolences to his family
Rick was such a wonderful deacon for my mom. Oh how she loved him. Rick always brought a smile to your face. The last time I saw Rick a few weeks ago he was laughing so hard he was almost crying. Such a wonderful way to remember him. He will be so missed.
Rick was a good friend. He was kind and had a good sense of humor. we worked together. He was a outstanding engineer.
Condolences to his family
Rick was a really sweet soul. I am sorry that I didn’t get to come to his service, but It was too soon for me after loosing my daddy on the 17th of December. Rick was always smiling. That in itself was such a blessing to others. We both have huge holes in our hearts, but we know where they are and that helps me, I hope it will help you as well.
I played football at Davis OK with Rick when he was a Senior in 1961. Last saw him at his 45th Class Reunion at Davis in 2006. I have lived in Sherman for 42 yrs but never ran into Rick. We are distant cousins through the Hunt family. RIP Rick. To the family, sorry for your loss.