Age 85, of Hockessin, DE, passed away at Wilmington Hospital on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Born in Birmingham, AL, Bob was the son of the late Nobel B. and Celeste (Nesbitt) Hendrix. After earning his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Alabama and serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army (National Defense Service Medal), Bob and his wife of 54 years, Barbara, moved to Delaware where he began his 30 year career at the DuPont Company. There, he was instrumental in the development of Kapton and was a contributor to many patents. The family loved traveling together and went on numerous road trips to Florida, ski trips to Salt Lake City, fishing trips to Costa Rica, and to family reunions in the Outer Banks and the mountains of North Carolina. He was a member of Red Clay Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ann Ekeland Hendrix, and his daughter, Sarah Leta Hendrix.
Bob will be dearly missed by his daughter, Celia Huber and her husband John; his son, William “Bill” Hendrix and his wife Carolyn; his daughter, Lucille “Tile” McKenna and her husband Tom; and grandchildren Max and Dylan Huber, Katie and Erin Hendrix, and Wil and Merrill McKenna. Also surviving are his brother James Noble Hendrix and his wife, Pattie, and his best friend and companion, Dorothy Cutting and her children Rob and Melanie Lewis, Sandy and John Dente, and Mary and Lee Rajkowski.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 9th at 11:00 am at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10:00 am. Burial will be private.
Bob was a great lover of animals. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.