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Dick Hendley


Come Up Here

Unconditional, Courageous, Wise, Coach, Determined, Creative, Entrepreneur

Dickson (Dick) Lafayette Hendley, 88, of 6 Sun Flare Court, died October 31, 2014 at his home.

A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late James Arrington and Elsie Wilson Hendley. Dick was an all season athlete attending Greenville High School where he played sports year round. He went on to Clemson playing football, basketball, and baseball. He played one year with the Pittsburg Steelers before returning to his hometown, Greenville. His passion, creativity and determination fed his entrepreneurial spirit as he founded an industrial cleaning business called IH Services. Over the past 59 years this company has flourished from a business run out of a dining room to thousands of employees in several states. Dick will be remembered for his love and devotion to his bride, Lucille, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His greatest desire in his last 18 years was that all of his family would come to Jesus Christ as he did in 1998.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Lucille Greene Hendley of the home; five sons, Ryan Hendley (Fran) of Greer, Jeff Hendley (Libbi) of Boone, North Carolina, Mark Hendley of Greer, Todd Hendley (Laura) of Greer and Richard Hendley (Aundrea) of Jamestown, North Carolina; a daughter, Hershey Glover (Jimmy) of Greer; one brother, Bailey Hendley (Sylvia) of Easley; grandchildren, Chad Hendley (Sarah), Richard Ryan (Jennifer), Kristy McGhee (Chad), Doc Hendley (Amber), Billy Johnson (Heather), Todd Hendley( Whitney), Bo Hendley, Heather Welch (Turner), Stephanie Dodd (David), Mark Hendley, Jr., Lucas Glover (Krista), Lauren Hendley, Casey Scott (Taylor), MacKenzie Hendley, Aubrey Hendley, Tess Hendley and Austin Hendley; and great-grandchildren, Hayden and Olivia Hendley, Andrew, Ashlyn and Meredith Ryan, Griffin and Parker McGhee, Beattie, Justice and Charly Rain Hendley, Tilghman Johnson, Hendley Welch, Bo, Maiale, Laney, and Eli Dodd, and Lucille Glover.

Mr. Hendley was predeceased by a granddaughter, Meredith Jean Hendley, one brother, Arrington Hendley and a sister, Juanita Roe.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Taylors First Baptist Church, conducted by Jeff Hendley and David Dodd.

Pallbearers will be Chad Hendley, Richard Ryan Hendley, Doc Hendley, Lucas Glover, Mark Hendley, Jr., Billy Johnson, Todd Hendley, Bo Hendley, and Austin Hendley.

Visitation will be held 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main St., Taylors, SC 29687.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and care given to us by Open Arms Hospice. We would also like to thank his caregivers, Felicia and Marguerita.

Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Greenville News from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2014
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