David E. Hendrix, 65, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 25, 2018, with his wife by his side. David was born on October 25, 1952, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to David Rule Hendrix and Vera Evelyn Branan, and attended Bradshaw High School, in Florence, Alabama. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Academic honors included dean's list, and selection to Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Sigma Mu engineering honor societies. David was a member of numerous technical associations, including NACE, ASM, and SPE. He was founder and president of The Hendrix Group, a metallurgical engineering consulting company offering services both nationally and internationally. David was a wonderful husband and father. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cristina, his daughter Alexandra, his mother Evelyn, his brothers Jerry and Steven, and many nieces and nephews. His interests included tennis, golf, travel, hiking, music, and spending time with his family. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, January 28, with funeral service at 12:30, Tuesday, January 29, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery.