Kenneth Ireland Hendryx
HENDRYX Kenneth Ireland Hendryx, 50, of St. Augustine, died at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida on March 12, 2011. He was born on March 25, 1960 in Jacksonville, FL to Howard and Charlene Hendryx. He is survived by his loving, dedicated wife of more than 22 years, Donna Neville Hendryx; father, Howard (Sarah), Orlando; brothers, David (Anisa), Gainesville; Michael (Dawn), St. Augustine; Mark, Orlando; sisters, Nanci Neville and Michelle Scherkenbach, St. Augustine; mother-in-law, Dolores W. Neville; brother-in-law, Bill Neville; nieces, Erin, Caroline, Katie, Ellise, and Sarah and numerous beloved cousins and friends. Ken was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Lake Howell High School in Orlando where he was senior class president and voted "Most Likely to Succeed." He attended Florida State University where he was a brother in the Sigma Chi fraternity. He worked for many years managing restaurants in Orlando and Jacksonville and The Fresh Market grocery stores in Jacksonville. He was a gourmet chef and caterer with clients that included two U.S. presidents, a Florida governor and noted authors. For the last several years, Ken was a successful wine salesman with Southern Wine & Spirits. Ken loved being with his friends and family and was always ready to entertain with a great story, a beautiful meal and a glass of fine wine. He had an incredible passion for life and especially enjoyed movies, books, music, fine wines and food, travel and entertaining. A very generous and giving person, Ken was a community volunteer with the Tom Coughlin Fund, Caring Chefs, Delicious Destinations for St. Vincent's Hospital and the St. Johns County Juvenile Detention Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on March 27, 2011 at Bella Sera, 919 King Street, Jacksonville, FL. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

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I've many fond memories of Ken since our Boy Scout days and throughout our High School days at Lake Howell. Our 30 year reunion was great fun too as we caught up and laughed often. He will be missed and we are all blessed to have known him.
Brian Andrew
June 1, 2011
Dear Donna, So Sorry for the loss of Ken.

Belinda Howard Krueger (TFM)
April 15, 2011
I am thankful to have known such an uplifting positive person. Ken always was a cheerful, friendly, fun and funny guy to be around. My sympathies to everyone in the family and all his friends. I am so sorry to hear of this loss - my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Jamie McDuffie
March 27, 2011

Goodbye my friend. I will miss our long lunches, good conversation and sharing memories of all the great parties we created. You will always remain in my thoughts and prayers.
You did it right and with great flare and a lot of help from your wonderful right hand assistant, Donna. She will always remember how to stuff little potatoes. I am grateful for the last two days I was able to share with you.
March 27, 2011
Dear Donna, Sorry about your great loss. Ken was a great guy, who made everybody felt welcomed at your home. He was always talking about his love for you. His knowledge of different topics was amazing. And his laughter will leave in our hearts forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Raul Soto
March 26, 2011
Dear Donna:

I am so very sorry to hear about Ken's passing. I have thought of him often over the years and always with great affection. He was such a dear friend in high school and I have many sweet memories of him. I'm sorry I didn't get to see him one last time. You and the family will be in prayers.
Connie Marshall-Davis
March 24, 2011
Ken was larger than life. No one appreciated the finer things that life had to offer (good movie, great wine, delicious food, a great story). We can all take a lesson from Ken on how to enjoy what we have. All those things he enjoyed because of you, you are the rock that made it happen. Sorry I can't be there but I will be down this summer and we can sit at the beach and reminisce. Love, Mavis
Pat Morris
March 24, 2011
Donna. I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a special person. Joyce (from BB's)
March 23, 2011
Ken was always so cheerful, a huge smile always and he made all those around him feel special. We got to have dinner with Ken and Donna just a couple weeks ago and he left such a strong and positive impression on our boys that I believe will last there life time and so Ken will live on in them too. He will be missed, He will live on in our Memories....Cristie, Keith, Adam and Ian Finnerty, Altamonte Springs, FL
March 22, 2011
Donna, I truly wish we could have made time to get together over these past few years. My wife never got to know Ken, and would have enjoyed his gregarious & outgoing spirit, his love for all things food & wine, and his tremendous sense of humor. He will be missed. Love you & take care,
Tom & Stephanie Jenkins
March 22, 2011
Donna, I am so sorry to hear about Ken. I remember him as being so nice and full of life. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you! Toni
Toni Lewis
March 22, 2011
Though my moments with Ken were brief, they were intense. Ken had a rare combination of deep heart & mind which resulted in a vibrant relationship, full of adventure and few boundaries. His life was a blessing from God to us all. May our Lord's peace abide now and forever. Ron of Santa Cruz
March 21, 2011
My deepest sympathy to Ken's family. I was fortunate to be Ken's friend during high school. He was such a vibrant person. I am so sorry for his loss. I will always remember him as our class leader
Kim Nordstrom
March 21, 2011
To Donna & Family:

We are very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was a very nice and cheerful person. He will be missed by

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you
and your family.

Erik & Rosalie Jacobsen
Windermere, Florida
March 21, 2011
To your family - Our sincerest condolences. We were very shocked to see that Ken passed away.

Earl A. Keller; Social Studies teacher at Lake Howell from 1977-1991; son Mark D. Keller, class of 1978, and ;Stephen B. Keller, class of 1981.
March 20, 2011
I am so happy to have gotten to know Ken and his wonderful family of which I certainly feel a part. Ken will live on in the acts of goodness he performed and in the hearts of all of us who cherish his memory.
Bill Frey
March 20, 2011
Ken was a wonderful human being and I feel so lucky to have known him. Sorry to his family and friends for his loss. He will truly be missed.
Kristen Scherkenbach
March 20, 2011
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