Hendrix, longtime local Scout leader, dies
by Jennifer Cohron
Mar 27, 2014 | 3165 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Grady Hendrix, a retired educator and avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, died Tuesday at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. He was 90.

Hendrix was a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of Auburn University. He began his teaching career at Walker County High School in 1950 and retired in 1985.

Hendrix was active in Boy Scouts throughout his life. Last year, he received the first E.A. Drummond Lifetime Scouting Achievement Award at the annual Friends of Scouting Luncheon in Jasper.

His son, local banker Bert Hendrix, said he has conversations daily with former students and scouts whose lives were affected by Hendrix.

“He had a real caring heart,” Hendrix said.

Hendrix’s reputation reached beyond the borders of Walker County.

“When we were at Princeton, people would come by and say, ‘I knew your dad.’ The nurses were kidding him that he was famous. He would always reply back to them, ‘But humble,’” Hendrix said.

In addition to his other activities, Hendrix was active at his church, First Presbyterian Church of Jasper. He served as Sunday School superintendent, taught Sunday School and served as a deacon, elder and elder emeritus.

Hendrix is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Neal Dollar Hendrix; three children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Jasper. Visitation will be Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church.