He was a veteran of the United States Army during Vietnam, and a member of Hartford Christian Church. Eddie was active in the community and disaster relief leading a team to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina as well as many other community projects.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Louise and James Hess; father, Rudolph Hendricks; two half-brothers, David Hendricks and Jeffrey Scott Hess.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Render Hendricks, of Hartford; one daughter, Katie (Ryan) Childers, of Hartford ; two godsons, Titus Henson, of Hartford and Zabius Henderson, of Monroe, La.; his daughter, Shelly (Jason) Sommer, of Florida; three grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Mike (Beverly) Hendricks, of Watertown, Wisc., and Jerry (Vicki) Hendricks, of Hartford; two sisters, Susan Hart, of Lebanon, Tenn., Debbie (Mike) Siler, of Hartford; one half-sister, Rebecca (Gary) Sims, of Louisville; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford, Ky., with Rev. David Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford, Ky., with full military honors by Wesley C. Phelps Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Friday at the funeral home.
The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347.