Mr. Herman McLain Hendricks, 84, of Lake Butler, Florida, passed away on April 15, 2020, at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida. He was born on December 6, 1935, in Lake Butler, Florida to the late Butler and Ollie Hendricks.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents, sisters Marie Hendricks Brooks and Evelyn Hendricks Paulk, brothers John Hendricks, James Hendricks, Drew Hendricks and Harold Hendricks.
Herman is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pamela Ammons Hendricks of Lake Butler, Florida, his son Michael Alan Hendricks (Marsha) of Searcy, Arkansas, and his daughter, Michele Hendricks Lampton (Jeff) of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Herman is also survived by brothers Bryan Hendricks, Joe Hendricks, David Hendricks, Vernon Hendricks and Donald Hendricks, five grandchildren, Micah Lampton McCasland (John Michael), Jake Lampton, Brady Lampton, Emma Hendricks and Walker Hendricks, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Herman graduated from Union County High School in 1954 and went on to earn a degree from the University of Florida in 1958. He taught school in Callahan, Florida and in Jacksonville, Florida. He then served with the United States Navy as a navigator rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1970 he began his insurance career in Jacksonville, Florida, earning the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations over the next few years.
Herman valued education, so much so that he made personal sacrifices so his children could attend Christian colleges without being burdened by student debt. He had a passion for the Word of God. He taught many Bible classes at church and could often be found with his Bible out, working on the lessons for Sunday or just studying the Word of God. It was important to him that people find Jesus Christ as their Savior.
The graveside service was held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11 A.M. with Trent Wheeler officiating. Because of the restrictions placed on gatherings by the corona virus COVID-19, a memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 archerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Florida Bible Camp at P.O. Box 9, High Springs, FL 32655 or Gary Wyder, Florida Prison Ministry, at P.O.Box 776, Lake Butler, Florida 32054-0776.