Thomas Arvin “Shorty” Hendrix

By  | February 12, 2021 | Filed under: Obituaries, Rideout' Brown Service

Thomas Arvin “Shorty” Hendrix passed away peacefully in Decatur, AL on February 6, 2021.  He was born June 20, 1924, in Hartselle, AL to Elis and Gracie Lee Hendrix.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Helen Roan and Lillian Burris; brother Bryant Hendrix; and wife, Inez “Cricket” Hendrix.

Thomas served his country during World War II in the U. S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1948.  He worked as a refrigeration and air condition technician at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL for over 30 years, earning many outstanding service awards and certificates for his work.

Mr. Hendrix was a member of the Church of God in Decatur.  He loved fishing, playing checkers, working in his vegetable garden, and playing with his Labrador Retriever, Bobo.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Daniel Oppenheim.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the Alzheimer’s Association.

A celebration of Shorty’s life will be held at a later date.

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