Charles Wade "Chuck" Hendrix, 94, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away at his home in Champaign on Sunday, June 8, 2014.
He was born in Danville on Aug. 13, 1919, to Charles and Maude Hendrix.
Chuck was a young Army officer at the beginning of World War II when he met a beautiful Army nurse, Adeline Dorothy Jablonski, in Brownwood, Texas. Soon after, they both shipped overseas to the European Theater, where Chuck served with the 25th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, 4th Armored Division, and Adeline with the 32nd General Hospital. They courted and became engaged in England and were married on June 30, 1945, in Aachen, Germany. His wife survives.
Also surviving are his daughters, Patricia H. Chicoine (Jim Sczudlo) of Houston and Adele M. Hendrix (Jerry Rietveld) of Northfield; three grandchildren, Jason S. Chicoine (Julie) of Chaska, Minn., and Katrina Rietveld and Irena Rietveld, both of Northfield; one step-grandson, James P. Sczudlo of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two great grandchildren, Lexi Chicoine and Bailey Chicoine of Chaska. Chuck also is survived by his brother, Dr. J.W. Hendrix (Mary) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his daughter-in-law, Thavil Hendrix of West Richland, Wash.; a niece; and five nephews.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Virginia J. Hendrix; and his son, Charles E. Hendrix.