Loyd Eugene “Gene” Hendrix, Jr., 53, Nevada, MO passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at his home in Nevada following a sudden illness. Gene was born April 26, 1969 in Nevada to Loyd E. Hendrix, Sr. and Shirley Ann (Garwood) Hendrix. He married Melissa Carpenter on May 20, 1994 in Miami, OK and she survives of the home.
Gene was raised in Nevada and attended Nevada High School graduating with the Class of 1987. While in high school Gene studied Building Trades and as an adult worked as a carpenter all of his life. He helped build numerous Sonic Drive-In’s as well as other restaurants, hotels, commercial and residential buildings. Gene enjoyed every minute he got to spend with friends and family and looked forward to his annual “Deer Camp” retreat.
In addition to his wife, Melissa, Gene is survived by two children, Blayne Hendrix, Nevada, and Joseph Hendrix, Knob Noster, MO; three grandsons, Jack Shepherd, Johnny Rodick, and Princeton Hubbard; three sisters, Janice Hendrix, Nevada, Susan Hendrix, Stockton, and Dana Williams, Lamar; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Cori Hendrix.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023 at Moore Cemetery in Nevada with Pastor Sam Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.