Hendrick, Fred Ersal

Fred Ersal Hendrick, 98 of Pulaski, died December 3, 2017 in Lewis Gale Hospital, Pulaski, surrounded by his loving family. Raised in Fancy Gap, he touched many lives. He served his country in the US Army landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and fought many battles in Europe in WWII. He served as a security guard at the Radford Arsenal for 34 years. A long-time deacon and church member of the 1st Church of the Brethren Pulaski, Fred truly loved the Lord.

He was predeceased by his parents, John Will and Dorthelia Susan Hendrick; brothers, Morris Clifton Hendrick, Burchol Lee Hendrick (Audrey), Edwin Dale Hendrick (Christine), Howard Benton Hendrick, Marshall Blair Hendrick (Madelyn); sisters, Alta Fay Beamer (Don) and Evelyn Worrell (Jim); his wife of 59 years, Esther Mae Hendrick; and son, Howard Roger Dawson.

Mr. Hendrick is survived by his sister, June Cassell of Hillsville; his sister-in-law, Lucy Hendrick of Fancy Gap; son, Lansford Odell Dawson (Gail) of Draper; daughter, Maetta Crewe (Trent) of Pulaski; daughter-in-law, Brenda R. Dawson of Pulaski; seven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; loving caregivers, Angie Worrell and Donna Hall; and long-time canine companion and protector, Lacy.

A celebration of his going home to be with the Lord will be at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. followed by the funeral service at 1:00 PM with Pastor Frank Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Bluemont Presbyterian Church Cemetery with full military honors by Grover King Post 1115 VFW where Mr. Hendrick was a life member.

Flowers are welcome but the family suggests donations to the 1st Church of the Brethren 1749 Newbern Road, Pulaski, VA 24301. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.