Lawayne Hendricks, 70, of Center, Texas, passed away on March 17, 2019 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born on June 18, 1948 in Timpson, Texas to Arvel Hendricks and Beatrice Livingston Hendricks. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at First Pentecostal Church in Joaquin, Texas with Bro. Ron Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Lawayne grew up in the Stockman Community in Timpson. His sister, Patsy, set Lawayne up on a date with Beverly Watson on March 16, 1968 and that is where their love story began. Lawayne graduated with the Timpson High School class of 1969, and then was drafted into the United States Army. After valiantly serving his country in Vietnam, Lawayne returned home and married Beverly on December 12, 1970. They shared a wonderful 48 years together until Lawayne’s passing.
Lawayne treasured every moment with his family. Spending time with his grandkids was one of his favorite things to do. He loved family vacations at the beach soaking up the sun, love and laughter of those closest to him. He also enjoyed traveling any chance that he could. Lawayne was a selfless and compassionate man who had a heart for others. Anytime there was someone in need, he was ready and willing to extend a hand of service to them. Lawayne loved his church family and worshipping the Lord with them each and every week.
Lawayne is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly; sons, Bart Hendricks and Sheena Mullen and Jeff Hendricks; daughter, Leslee Russell and husband, Randy; brother-in-law, David Eubank and wife, Cindy; brothers, James “Bud” Darrell Hendricks, Larry Hendricks and wife, Beverly and Stanley Hendricks; sisters, Barbara Renfro, Rebecca Windham and husband, David and Sheila Eubank; brother-in-law, James Adams; sister-in-law, Rita Hendricks; grandchildren, Dillon Windham, Bret Windham, Maddie Russell, Clay Hendricks, Nicholas Hendricks, Logan Hendricks, Kaysen Hendricks and Jace Hendricks.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arvel and Beatrice Hendricks; brother, Jerry Hendricks; sisters, Joy Bailey and husband, Herman and Patsy Adams.
Pallbearers will be Dillon Windham, Brett Windham, Clay Hendricks, Nicholas Hendricks, Logan Hendricks and Jackson Cater.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roe Belrose, Jerry Fleming, Randy Russell, W.A. Nichols, Derrick Lightfoot and Larry Oates.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to First Pentecostal Church in Joaquin, P.O. Box 304, Joaquin, Texas 75954.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.