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Billy Dan Hendrickson, 88, of Olive Hill, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Lexington, following a brief illness. Following serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, Bill worked as a rural letter carrier, as well as operating Sally's Flowers with his late wife, Joan and his daughter, Sally.
Bill was an avid trapshooter and Life Member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. He was a founding member of the Tygart Valley Sportsman's Club and ran its operations for many years.
Among his shooting accomplishments were 100 straight in the Grand American Handicap at the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships in Vandalia, Ohio, in 1968. Bill finished the event in 2nd place following a three-way shoot off. Over the years, he won many trophies at the state, zone, and national levels, often shooting with his son, Chet, and Elmer Lee Callihan, also of Olive Hill.
Over the years, he enjoyed many days gardening with his daughter Beth. Also, he took pleasure in imparting wisdom on his grandson, Grant.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Joan Jessie Hendrickson. He is survived by his children, Sally James (Freddy) of Morehead, Chet Hendrickson (Susan) of Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Mary Beth Eisele (John) of Dunwoody, Georgia, and his grandchildren, Grant James (Sabrina), Emily Eisele and Bridget Eisele. He will be much missed by his family including his Jack Russell Terrier, Zoom.
Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home, 145 Gearhart Street, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
At the request of the family there will be no funeral service. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Greenup, Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Saving the Animals of Rowan County (STAR), 150 University Blvd, UPO 791, Morehead, Kentucky 40351.
Published on April 3, 2017
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