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Lester Ruben Hendricks

May 31, 1930 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 89)

Lester Ruben Hendricks, 89, of Spencer, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at The Waters of Martinsville. He was born on May 31, 1930 in Owen County, Indiana to Archie and May (Noel) Hendricks.

Lester attended the Spencer High School. He served in the United States Army and was wounded three times during the Korean War, receiving two Purple Hearts. He enjoyed being able to go on the Hoosier Honor Flight. Lester retired from Allison Motors in Indianapolis. He was of the Christian faith and loved antiques and going to auctions.

Lester is survived by his loving companion of 22 years, Sharon Chord of Spencer, IN; his sister, Betty Mathis of Bloomington, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and six brother, Robert, Richard, Wayne, Jim, Jack, and Jerry Hendricks.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, IN with Dr. Allan Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside cemetery with military rites provided by the Owen County Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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