Stephen “Willy Steve” Richard Hendricks, 72, passed from this life January 6, 2021, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born March 24, 1948, in McKinney, Texas, to Robert and Ruth (Smith) Hendricks. He enjoyed race car driving earlier in his life and was well known for his race car, Desperado. Steve was an avid fisherman and hunter, who enjoyed collecting guns. He had a great love for music and was an amazing guitar player with a tremendous voice.
Above all else, he treasured spending time with his wife, children, family and friends.
Steve is preceded in death by his father: Robert Hendricks; and his brother: Robert Hendricks. He is survived by his wife of the home: Elizabeth Hendricks; children: Zachary Hendricks and wife Laura of Whitesboro, Texas and Jaime (Hendricks) Recer and husband Todd of Leonard, Texas; step-children: William Cagle and wife Kelli of Bells, Texas, Christie Mauldin and husband Brad of Van Alstyne, Texas and David Cagle and wife Teresa of Cartwright, Oklahoma; sisters: Lisa Walsh and husband John “Town” of Denison, Texas and Lauri Berlof and husband Darrin of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren: Melody Hendricks, Zane Hendricks, Lincoln Hendricks, Lane Recer, Cody Recer and Levi Recer; step-great grandchildren: Emily Crosby and Joshua Crosby; as well as many other step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Service are pending. Funeral services are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Service in Antlers, Oklahoma.
Published in Star Local Media from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22, 2021.