William V. Hendricks

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JERSEYVILLE — William V. Hendricks, 90, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, at Willow Rose Nursing Home in Jerseyville.

Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Alton, Ill., he was son of Henry and Florence (Kitzmiller) Hendricks, both deceased.

He was a professor at SIU-E and Belleville Area College. He was an avid pool player, playing and beating Minnesota Fats. He authored the book, History of Billiards. He loved to eat at GB Café in Alton.

A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he served in the European Theatre.

He was preceded in death by his parents, cousins, Robert Krueger, Lena Bean and Lois "Babe" Downey.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, where funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21. Father William Hembrow will officiate.

Graveside Military Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492.

Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be to St Francis/Holy Ghost School.

Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Telegraph from May 18 to May 19, 2015
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