Charlie “Howard” Hendrix of Raeford passed away peacefully after a long illness at the FirstHealth Hospice House on October 16, 2019, at the age of 81.
Howard was born in Hoke County on September 16, 1938, to the late Charlie Franklin and Ruth Carter Hendrix. At the age of 17, Howard joined the US Navy where he served on the USS Princeton, USS Coral Sea, USS America, and the USS Ranger. After 20 years of dedicated service to his country, he began working at Burlington Industries as well as Faberge´. He also worked for the City of Raeford as well as Greenscape Landscaping before becoming the owner and operator of Hendrix Yard Care. Howard enjoyed fishing, sitting on his porch, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Benny, Willie, Robert, Lonnie, and his sister, Mamie Hendrix Rockholt.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet Lawing Hendrix of Raeford; his son, Karl Howard Hendrix and his wife, Wendy of Raeford; his daughter, Leah Hendrix Lundy and her husband, James of Interlachen, FL; his grandchildren, Kristen Hendrix Danét and her husband, Gabriel of Raeford, Jessica Hendrix Brown and her husband, Taylor of Raeford, Joshua Howard Hendrix and his wife, Christina of Raeford, Megan Gail Lundy of Interlachen, FL, Emily Kaye Lundy of Interlachen, FL; his great-grandchildren, Jayda Jones, Elijah Danét, River Danét, and Brooklynn Lundy; his brother, Noah Alfred Hendrix and his wife, Audrey of Raeford.
The family will receive friends between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.
Funeral services will be held the following day at 2:00 pm at the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church with Pastor Bucky Hendrix and Pastor Roger Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Raeford Cemetery with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Raeford Evangelical Methodist Church Youth Group.
Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at crumplerfuneralhome.com.