James Thomas Hendrix, 92, passed away peacefully Feb. 7, 2014, in Georgetown, Texas. Tom was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Tupelo, Miss., to James Milford Hendrix and Sybil Cook Hendrix.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Faye; and his wonderful siblings, Mabel, Milford, Catherine, and Robert.
Tom grew up in Inverness having many grand adventures and graduated from Citrus High School. He joined the Army and flew with the 70th Bomb Squadron in the Pacific during World War II. After his honorable discharge he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and earned his bachelor's degree. In 1948 he married Faye Hall and they were married for 63 wonderful years. He continued his education earning a master's degree in agriculture in 1951 from U of Fla. His professional career included working in the Citrus and the Canning Industry.
Tom is survived by daughters, Rebecca Chastain (Don) of Georgetown, Texas and Susan Christmas (Mark) of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Katie and Scott Chastain and Stephen (Marni) and John Christmas; great-grandchildren, Harper and Luke Christmas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He had the joy of loving family and lifelong friends throughout his entire life. He loved fishing, music, history and travel. Services and burial with honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 11, 2014