Nov. 20, 1911 - Jan. 16, 2013
ELKHART — Ray Hendrickson, 101, of Elkhart, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Hubbard Hill Estates.
Ray was born Nov. 20, 1911, in Fulton County to Lawrence W. and Blanche E. (Spotts) Hendrickson.
On Aug. 14, 1938, in Fulton he married Opal H. Stuber. She passed away Feb. 10, 2009.
Ray is survived by two daughters, Alice (David) Golden of Charleston, S.C., and Marcia (Robert) Burden of Goshen; four grandchildren, Stephanie Golden Earhart, Barbara Burden Scott, Deborah Golden Elder and Jeffrey Burden; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sisters.
Ray graduated from Fulton High School in 1930, Manchester College in 1939 and earned his master’s degree from Indiana University in 1945.
He taught in Fulton County from 1933 to 1940 and in Elkhart from 1940 to 1946. He was principal at Samuel Strong, Rice and Weston schools from 1946 until his retirement in 1976.
He was a member of the Teacher and Principal Association, and in retirement had local and state memberships. Ray was a member of McCoy Baptist Church, Elkhart, where he served for a number of years on the deacon board and as Sunday school superintendant.
Ray and Opal enjoyed traveling and spent retirement winters in Florida.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at McCoy Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Rice Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com. Memorials may be given to McCoy Baptist Church.
The family wishes to thank Hubbard Hill Retirement Community staff and Senior One Care for their loving care given to Ray during the last few months of his life.