Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Willie W. Hedrick 1918-2009

Willie W. Hedrick, of Crocker, was born April 12, 1918, at Crocker the son of Marion Frances and Harriet Elizabeth (Rose) Hedrick and departed this life on Sunday, January 4, 2009, in the Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach. Mr. Hedrick had attained the age of 90 years, 8 months and 22 days.

Mr. Hedrick was united in marriage on October 17, 1936 to Altha Belle Fancher and to this union four children were born. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife on September 7, 1985; his 2nd wife, Helen Louise Hedrick; his parents; one brother, Leonard Hedrick; five sisters, 2 infants and Mae Parrish, Florence Donnan and Ethel Walters; and one grandson, Scott Allen Hedrick.

Mr. Hedrick was a veteran of the United States Navy; a member of the Crocker Christian Church; the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 4956, Crocker; the National Rifle Association; and the Fox Hunters Association. He had worked as an electrician at Fort Leonard Wood for thirty years.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Hedrick include: two sons and daughters-in-law, William Leonard and Ruth Hedrick, Tucson, Arizona and Dennis Wayne and Jan Hedrick, state of Tennessee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda Lea and John D. Ferguson, Sunrise Beach and Helen Bernice and Don G. Lawson, Wright City; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Hedrick at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in the Long Funeral Home, Crocker with Bro. Larry Richardson, pastor of the Crocker Christian Church, officiating. “Go Rest High On That Mountain”, “When I Get To Where I’m Going” and “I Want To Stroll Across Heaven With You” were played for the funeral service.

Interment with full military honors was in the Crocker Cemetery under the direction of the Long Funeral Home, Crocker. Pallbearers for Mr. Hedrick were Kenneth English, Jeffrey Hill, Michael Hill, Bruce Parrish, Rick Zweerink and Morris Roam.

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