Rodney Hendrickson – Father, Husband, Trucker, Teacher, Golf Pro extraordinaire to his Saturday golf club, and accomplished shade tree mechanic (of his 4 ailing cars); passed away on August 16, 2021. Rodney won many rounds of golf and collected checks on many Saturdays from his unsuspecting golf buddies but lost the one round that mattered most to his archrival Cancer.
Rodney was one of the hardest working individuals you ever met. Any task could be fixed, repaired, or conquered with a little bit of elbow grease. Rodney was the king of DIY. Not only was he the king of DIY, but he could also do it with what ever he had lying around. It wasn’t always pretty but was effective.
When Rodney decided to stop Trucking after 11 years, he Joined the US Army completing BT in San Antonio where he met the love of his life - Judy. Rodney completed 13 years of dedicated military service in the Army Reserves, but not before taking Judy as his bride. After years of working and dedicated Military Service Rodney and Judy decided to conquer the world of education. The two decided to attend college together for two reasons: 1. To help one another and 2. Ensure they each finished and walked the stage together. More elbow grease got the two across the stage.
For the next 16 years Rodney educated 1,000’s of San Antonio’s youth teaching middle school science. Rodney had a fondness for teaching today’s youth and tomorrows future leaders.
When Rodney wasn’t Teaching, Trucking, Golfing or Working on Cars, his other favorite past time was putting his cicerone skills to use with his wife Judy, swinging the evening away while karaokeing to Waylon Jennings, Hank Jr, or if Beach Day was close – Jimmy Buffet. Rodney enjoyed being home most and taking time to enjoy the small things in life he had worked so hard to build. Some say he enjoyed it more when family was around.
Rodney Hendrickson; son of Ellen Osbourne and Walter Hendrickson (Deceased), leaves behind his Loving Wife Judy Hendrickson, three children Rodney, Shannon, and Kristie. His four Grandchildren Allania, Darren, Jaelyn, and Alyssa. And last, but certainly not least, his five beloved cats, Momma, Boo, Princess, Mishap, and Peewee.
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