Obituaries James “Jim” Ralph Hendrix

James “Jim” Ralph Hendrix

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James “Jim” Ralph Hendrix

April 25, 1941 – Oct. 3, 2020

TOPEKA — James “Jim” Ralph Hendrix, Lyndon, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, Topeka. He was 79.

He was born April 25, 1941, in Grantville. Jim graduated from Topeka High School in 1959. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on July 6, 1959. He was an artillery weapons repairman and was honorably discharged on July 5, 1963, where he earned the rank of corporal.

He married Leyla Ann Craig June 25, 1966, in Topeka. She survives. They shared over 54 years of marriage. To this union they shared three daughters, Steph, Debbie and Kim.

Jim spent over 30 years as postmaster, in Lyndon and Vassar, and retired in 1999. He was a volunteer firefighter for Lyndon and Vassar. He was also a member of the Lyndon Saddle Club.

Jim enjoyed not only coaching his daughter’s softball teams, but also coaching his extra girls for many years after. Most of all Jim loved being a “Papa” not only to his grandchildren but also to many others who loved him as well. Jim will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the community.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kim Moon; and two brothers, Marvin and Jack Hendrix.

Besides his loving and devoted wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Garcia and husband, Buddy, Carbondale, and Debbie Robertson and husband, Bryan, Gardner; a son, Brentt Moon, Lyndon; a sister, Jean Serrano, Albuquerque, N.M.; nine grandchildren, Caden, Kinsey, Jack (Jody), Scott (Denise), Quintin (Alyssa), Bailey, Bryson, Kali and Lawson; and four great grandchildren, Ian, Gemma, Scott E. and Alexia.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Vassar Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at Feltner Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kimberly Moon Memorial Fund for a high school scholarship and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

To leave the family a special message, visit feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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