Emmit Hendrix Jr.
Friend to all and enemy of none, Emmit Hendrix Jr., 82, of Richmond Hill, Georgia and Sapphire, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
He was born in Bulloch County, Georgia and worked in the automobile business for many years before joining and retiring from Union-Camp Corporation, where he was supervisor in the automotive maintenance department for 15 years.
He served within the 117th AC&W Squadron (Air National Guard) from 1955 to 1963. He had been a member of the Richmond Hill Marine Rescue Squadron, the Lions Club, Cashiers Historical Society, Sapphire National Golf Course -- but most importantly -- a member of the Richmond Hill and Lake Toxaway United Methodist churches.
Emmit and Arlene Hendrix retired to enjoy the mountains of Sapphire in 1996. Living life to the fullest, they traveled to all 50 states and many other countries.
Emmit Hendrix enjoyed being with his family and friends as often as possible and golf with his buddies.
In addition to his mother and step-father, Lillian and Rufus Conner, Emmit Hendrix was preceded in death by his son, Mark Steven; his sisters, Rita Morris and Mary Rucker; and his brother, Doy Conner. He is survived by his soulmate of 61 years, whom he cherished and adored, Arlene Chapman Hendrix; his son, Richard E. (Patricia) Hendrix; his daughter, Lisa (Joe E.) Winter; five grandchildren, Joe S. (Kristi) Winter, Brian (Amanda) Winter, Pete Williamson, Travas (Laura) Williamson, and Drew (Brandon) Fulton; and, eight great-grandchildren whom he adored. He is also survived by brothers, Ray Conner and Randy (Kathy) Conner; one sister, Marie (A. G.) Wells; and sister-in-law, Delores Long; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was at the Clyde Chapel of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church from 1 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the church.
The family appreciates their extended family, friends, the medical communities in Savannah, Georgia and North Carolina, and Hospice Savannah for lovingly caring for him for the past 2-1/2 years.
Remembrances may be given to Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1480, Richmond Hill, GA 31324; Lake Toxaway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 83, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747; or Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 1319, Savannah, GA 31416.