MITCHELL – Roy L. Hedrick, 74, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Waterman Hospital in Tavares, Florida.
Born March 4, 1938, in Daviess County, he was the son of Lolan and Helen (Frazo) Hedrick. He was married to Billie Myers.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A.M., Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and Elks Lodge No. 826.
Roy was known by many for his years of service at Stone City Construction Company, North Lawrence Water Corporation, and Pritchett Brothers Construction. He was one of the integral parts in the restoration of the West Baden Springs Hotel and French Lick’s Resort Casino.
He was a man of strong integrity and a man of few words who spoke through his actions. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, a pillar of strength for his entire family. He lived by the motto, “Anything worth doing is worth doing right.” And those who knew him will carry this value with them in their hearts.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Hedrick, of Mitchell; children, Scott Hedrick of Mitchell, Madonna Parish of Lafayette, and Sherry Wade and husband, Randall, of East Lansing, Michigan; grandchildren, Brooke Giorgio and husband, Rob, of Lafayette, and Zachary “Nate” Wade and financee, Sara, of East Lansing, Michigan; great grandchildren, Olivia Foxworthy; Nicholas, Antonia, and Jacob Giorgio of Lafayette; brothers, James Hedrick of Bedford and Lolan Hedrick of Copperas Cove, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and additional extended family.
His parents; sisters, Edith Traylor, Cora Harris, Ruth Terrell, June Baugh, and infant; and brothers, Robert Hedrick and Donald “Ed” Hedrick, preceded him in death.
Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.
Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or St. Vincent Altar Society.