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Kirby L. Hendrix
Kirby L. Hendrix, age 73 of Yulee, Florida went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2020.
He was born in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Luther B. and Dorothy (Trent) Hendrix. After graduating from Fernandina Beach High School in 1964, Kirby served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He was in Vietnam for 13 months. After returning home, Kirby worked at Terminal Bag for 23 years and retired from Jefferson Smurfit after 24 years of employment.
Kirby served as Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher at Springhill Baptist Church and later at Blackrock Baptist Church where he was an active member. Kirby loved the Lord and his family. He was a strong Christian man with a big heart. Honest, hardworking and kind, Kirby was full of courage and wisdom. Never wavering in his beliefs, you could trust him to know the right thing and to always do it.
In his spare time, he enjoyed sports, especially �his� Georgia Bulldogs and being outdoors whenever he could.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Malcolm Hendrix and Mason Hendrix.
He leaves behind his wife of 52 years and high school sweetheart, Janice Fowler Hendrix; his 2 sons, Brian K. Hendrix and his wife Angie and Brett L. Hendrix and his wife Kelly both of Yulee, Florida; brother, Steve Hendrix and his wife Cathy of Leesburg, Georgia; 3 grandchildren, Brittnie Hendrix of Westminster, Colorado, Brian K. Hendrix, Jr., and Emma Hendrix both of Yulee, Florida who tell everyone �he�s the world�s best Papa�, brother-in-law Steve Fowler of Yulee, Florida, sisters-in-law, Peggy Scott of Cobb, Georgia and Tisa Fowler of Snellville, GA as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Because of current circumstances, Kirby will be laid to rest as part of a family graveside service.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at Blackrock Baptist Church at a future date.
DAWN CUNNINGHAM March 30, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family and Janice. Words alone can not express my pain for you. Just know if you need anything, please ask and it shall be received. Big hugs and prayers.
KIM LYONS WILLIS March 30, 2020
Janice, Brian and Brett�I am truly sorry for your loss. I am sure you already know that Kirby touched so many people with his wisdom, spirit and kindness. He will be missed by those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him. Please know you will all be in my prayers. Love, hugs and continued prayers for each of you. Kim Lyons Willis and family
SHERRY SUTTON March 30, 2020
Oh Janice I am so very sorry for your loss. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers I�m only a phone call away if you need to talk or just cry. I�m sorry I�m unable to give you a hug. Much love
TOMMY TILMAN March 31, 2020
Janice, we are so sorry for the loss of your husband. May you and your family stay safe and strong with peace in mind.knowing Kirby is at peace. May god bless you and your family.
GAIL GREESON March 31, 2020
Janice, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family to feel in a very special ways God�s comfort and love at this time. Kirby was so very special to so many Love Gail & Jerry
DONNA MULLIKIN March 31, 2020
Oh what a wonderful man this is, I�ve loved and respected him since I was 16 he was and idle to me as to what a great man was to be.rip Kirby you will never be forgotten. I love this family I feel blessed to even have known him
MICHELE March 31, 2020
Mrs. Janice, Brian and Brett, is sorry for your loss of a great man. I know he�s happy walking with Jesus. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Michele Peeples-Millhouse
PATSY RICHARDSON April 1, 2020
Janice and family, my heart is breaking for you now. I only wish I could be there for you but know I�m there in prayer. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We loved Kirby and he will be missed deeply. Love you sweet friend. ??????
ROYCE BELINDA AND FAMILY April 1, 2020
Janice I am so sorry . we will pray for you britt bryan and the rest of rest of the family. if you need some one to talk to call me. may good bless you,
CARL & BARBARA ANDERSON April 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family and especially to you Janice. Praying for us all.
IRIS DOCKERY April 1, 2020
Janice, my heart is breaking for you and your family. I love you and Kirby. I know the pain you�re going through. Just know I love you and there�s nothing I can say to ease your grief, but know I care and love you. I know Kirby is is in a place he wouldn�t trade to come back from to this world.. While our hearts are broken, I find comfort in him going home to a perfect place where there no suffering. I love you and your family. Ike.
EARLE LERETTE April 1, 2020
Janice, my deepest sympathy for you and the family. I know that he is in the presence of the Lord now.
RALPH WATSON April 2, 2020
Janice Frances�and I are saddened at Bro. Kirby�s passing . Remember that God will get you through. I was honored to serve with Kirby on the deacon board. He was a true man of God. We are here for you and are sending our love and prayets
KEVIN & SISSY DRAKE April 2, 2020
Janice and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God grant you His grace and His peace.
DAVID AND BRENDA PEEPLES April 3, 2020
Janice and family, Brenda and I want you to know how sorry we are Kirby has gone to be with Jesus but thankful he is with Jesus and no longer suffering. I loved serving on the deacon board with Kirby. He was a wonderful man and friend. Our prayers are with you all.
STEVE AND BECKY WORTHINGTON April 5, 2020
Wow! What a man. We served with Janice and Kirby at Springhill in the 80s. Always impressed with his love for the Lord. I learned a lot from him. Always admired the relationship he and Janice shared. Although our paths have crossed only a few times in the past 30 years, the memories are sweet. We love you, Janice. Our hearts and prayers go out for you.
PAM DAVIS TYLER April 5, 2020
Janice, I am so sorry to hear about Kirby. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know Mom Dorthy Davis was there to meet him and rejoice together.
JACKIE BARNES RUSHTON April 9, 2020
Mrs. Janice, Brett and the whole Hendrix Family, My heart felt condolences on the loss of Kirby, I took care of his insurance for years. Kirby was always so kind, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
HARRY BYRD April 28, 2020
I had the distinct pleasure of working with both his Dad and Kirby. By the time I met Mr Luther I was a young engineer with little experience and the first meeting didn�t go well. So after that I always brought him a candy bar for our meetings and he taught me a lot. With Kirby it was always business. He was a talented and productive mechanic. He was always focused on doing the right thing, and I could always depend on him to give me an honest evaluation of the situation. I�m honored to have worked with both of them!