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Former Juneau resident John B. Hendrix, 79, died Sept. 4, 2005, in Grants Pass, Ore. from a stroke and complications with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born to George and Floy Hendrix on May 7, 1926, in Arapaho, Okla. He was the eldest of six children. In 1947, he moved to California where he met Gail Bright. The couple married July 13, 1956. He moved his family in March of 1964 to Juneau. He and his wife retired in 1986 and moved back to Bakersfield, Calif.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and riding his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, making many trips to California and Oklahoma. His family and friends knew him to be a "kind, gentle, compassionate man with a sense of humor."
He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger brother, Bob.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years; his children, Dennis Hendrix of Bakersfield, Calif., Debbie Phillips and her husband David of Juneau, Denise Reeser and her husband Don of Grants Pass, Ore., and Don Hendrix of Seward; his grandchildren Seth, Daniel and Aimee Reeser, Jamie Garcia and her husband Rico, and Jennifer Phillips; his brothers, Bill Hendrix, Jack Hendrix; and his sisters, Joyce Metzler and Marita Hendrix.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m., Sept. 30, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield, Calif.
Honorary pallbearers will be Edgar Phillips, Alan Barksdale, LaVerne Kyker, Don Reeser, David Phillips, Ron Phillips, Seth Reeser and Daniel Reeser.
Gail Bright can be reached at 505 Linda Vista Ave., Bakersfield, Calif., 93308.