BENJAMIN RICHARD HENDLEY
Benjamin Richard Hendley, a 28 year resident of Annapolis, died peacefully January 15, 2014 of complications from COPD at South River Health & Rehabilitation Center. Ben was born on August 24, 1928 to Hilda Smithson Hendley and James Byron Hendley in Tyler, Texas. The family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he attended school and then the University of Texas
at Austin. He joined the Marines in 1946, was discharged in 1950 and was shortly called back to duty for the Korean War
He was a sales representative early in his career for the Frederick Post Company in the Washington D.C. area and Leet-Melbrooke, until his retirement with Rowley-Scher Reprographics.
In retirement he devoted his time to the Shriners and transporting their child patients to the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and the American Legion, the Masons and Shriners, in which he served as Director of Shepherds. He was an avid reader and enjoyed travelling to Mexico, Jamaica, Europe, several Safaris to Kenya, later on cruising and until recently owned a property in the Southwest Florida Coast. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara, and his son Forest Collin Hendley, of Falls Church, VA.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Tuesday January 28, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc. 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 3551 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Online condolences may be made at the www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com