Ted Hendrickson


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Posted Online: Dec. 01, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Ted Charles Hendrickson, 71, passed away on Nov. 26, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz.He was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Denmark, Ark., the son of Theodore and Maupha (Brown) Hendrickson.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m., with military honors at 3:30 p.m., at Adair Funeral Home, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson.Following services in Tucson, Rob, Steve, Jeff and Stefanie will take their father home to Little Rock, Ark., for visitation, funeral services and military honors at Powell Funeral Home, in Bald Knob, Ark., on Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the Velvet Ridge Cemetery, Velvet Ridge, Ark. The family suggests memorial contributions (in lieu of flowers) in Ted's name be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Ted attended Rock Island Senior High School. After school, in 1959, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 101First Airborne in Fort Campbell, Ky., during 1961 and 1962, joined the 7thSpecial Forces Group in 1963, then the 3rdSpecial Forces Group in 1965 during which time he earned the Master Parachute Badge.In July of 1966, Sgt. Hendrickson entered Engineer Officers Candidate School at Ft. Belvior, Va., graduating as a Second Lieutenant.
Lt. Hendrickson was then transferred to the 595thLight Combat Engineer Company at Ft. Riley, Kan. Between the dates of March 1967 through March 1968 and July 1969 through June 1970, Ted spent two tours in Vietnam and received the Silver Star, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, one Silver Service Star, one Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.His last period of overseas service was in Korea from September 1975 through October 1976, at which time he earned the Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Civil Actions Honor Medal (1stClass). Ted received an honorable retirement in January 1979 with the rank of Major.
After Ted's retirement from the service he moved to Pangburn, Ark., where he enjoyed his acreage and horses.
Ted is survived by his children, including daughter, Teresa (sons Justin and Jared); son, Robert (wife Glenda and children Lyndsi, Amber, Wyatt, Megan and Chris); son, Steven (significant other De Ann); son, Jeff (daughter BethAnn and her son Shawn); daughter, Stefanie (son Riley); daughter, Lacy Chambers (husband Gabe); and daughter, Ainsley.He is also survived by two sisters, Melba Tubbs (sons, Chip and Andrew and Andrew's son, Gannon), and Patricia Holinski (daughters, Malinda and Rhonda and their children); nieces, Cheryl, Rachel Hahn (her children), and Brwyn; and nephew, Roger.Ted will be greatly missed by his sisters, children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces and nephew. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Maupha Hendrickson; and one sister, Barbara McKeag.













 



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