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Gerald Hendley

February 4, 1935 January 28, 2019
Gerald Hendley
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Obituary for Gerald Hendley

Mr. G. Gerald Hendley, age 83 of Moravian Falls, passed away peacefully on Monday,
January 28, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Mr. Hendley was born February 4, 1935 in Durham County to Grover Pines Hendley and
Virginia Whitfield Hendley. He was educated in the Durham public schools, and then
went on to serve in the United States Airforce. In 1955, He was married to the late Judy Frances Fischer. In 1972, He and his family moved to Wilkes County where he resided until his passing. Gerald started working for Lowes Companies in 1958 where he was the Warehouse Manager in Durham for several years, his family then moved to Salisbury MD where he managed the Lowes Store there, five years later, Gerald and his family moved to Wilkes County where he worked as a Divisional Manager, until he retired in 1976. After retirement, Mr. Hendley went on to open Heritage Homes. Gerald was a charitable member of First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro. Besides being a philanthropist of the community, he was an avid specialty car enthusiast, and had a great fondness of animals of all kinds.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Judy Frances Fischer
Hendley, a daughter; Susan Hendley and a brother; Bobby Hendley.

Mr. Hendley is survived by two daughters; Sherry Hendley Griffith of Moravian Falls
and Geri Hendley of Tuscon AZ, a son; Mark Hendley and wife Tina of Moravian Falls,
four grandchildren; Cole Griffith and wife Hannah of Columbia, SC, Locke Griffith of
Carrboro, Kayla Martin and husband Luke of Huntersville, and Keslie Smith of West
Virginia, four great grandchildren; Austin Griffith, Lily Griffith, Cason Martin and Noah
Martin, two great- great grandchildren, a sister; Jean Knox and husband Robert of Elon
and a brother; Larry Hendley and wife Jan of Kannapolis; and many close friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 1st, 2019 at Scenic Memorial
Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Robert Knox officiating. Entombment will be in
Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00
PM Thursday evening at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Window World Cares St. Jude Children’s
Hospital 118 Shaver Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or Wilkes Humane Society PO
Box 306 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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6:00 PM 1/31/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/31/2019 8:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
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2:00 PM 2/1/2019 2:00:00 PM
Scenic Memorial Gardens Chapel

545 Moravian Falls Rd
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Scenic Memorial Gardens Chapel
545 Moravian Falls Rd Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Scenic Memorial Garden Mausoleum Final Resting Place

545 Moravian Falls Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

545 Moravian Falls Road Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Window World Cares/St. Judes Children's Hospital

118 Shaver Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Wilkes County Humane Society

PO Box 309
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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