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Chester L. Hendricks

July 14, 1934 - March 29, 2020

Chester L. Hendricks, age 85, of Lewes, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Born in Lynchburg, VA on July 14, 1934, he was a son of the late Dewey Hatcher and Virginia (Hendricks) Tolley. Chester served in the U.S. Marine Corps. and Army National Guard during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He proudly served his country for over 40 years. A friend to the community, he was a member of Lafayette Lodge No. 14 AF & AM as well as the Scottish Rite of Delaware. Chester was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed watching western movies in his spare time. Most important to Chester was his family and military service.

In addition to his parents, Chester was preceded in death by his wife, Grace A. (DePrisco) Hendricks. He is survived by his children, Keith Hendricks (Sharon), Cynthia King, Brian Hendricks (Julie) and Daryl Hendricks (Michele); siblings, Gene Hendricks (Barbara) and Linda Hailey (Sam); 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and his beloved Maltese, Keeper.

A private service will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a private burial will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

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23 Guestbook messages for Chester L. Hendricks

  • Daryl/Michele,

    Zoraida and I offer our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. We never had the pleasure of meeting Chester but consider him to be a special person to have served his country for as long as he did. We are here for you both for anything that you need during this difficult time. May God grant Chester eternal rest and give you and your family the strength to grieve and celebrate his life.

    Love,

    Zoraida and Sal

  • Thank you for Mr. Chester Hendricks many year of service to our country.
    My deepest condolences to Mr. Daryl Hendricks and his family for their loss.

    Sincerely,
    The Fiordimondo Family

  • Sorry to hear of the loss. Didn’t know him but he sounded like a beloved father, true American and a dog lover.

    Celebrate the memories of the good times to help ease the sadness of the present.

    JJ & Gaston

  • My Love & Condolences to out to the Hendricks Family. Uncle Chad was a Great Man. He will be missed.

  • He will be missed, I loved my Uncle Chad.
    Sorry your heart’s are aching.

  • My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Our prayers go out to you in this difficult time. May the peace of the Lord Jesus be with you and your family.
    Love you:
    Joann & Bill Gray

  • Dad, I will always remember the conversations we had about the Corpsman you had in Korea and how you questioned why they were “your” uniform until you needed them . I will always be proud to say I carried on your military tradition of serving and caring for my Marines! Semper Fi Marine fair winds and following Seas Marine! Oorah
    Love ya Dad

  • You were great man Uncle Chad and will be missed

  • God Bless, sorry for your loss.

  • Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May he forever be in your heart.

    John & Anita Witzke

  • The Fitzgerald family is keeping the Hendricks family in our thoughts and prayers. Daryl has brought to light a few stories of his father and what a great man he was to the family and others. The service your father provided kept us all safe as Americans. Thank you much for your service Sir. The world is a better place because of you.

  • RIP Uncle Chad,May God’s Peace and Serenity be with all those that loved you.Thank You deeply for your faithful service to our great country.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Chester modeled the values of family and country. Values that are priceless and are being carried on by the next generation. A true legacy.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.We love you all.💕 Sending hugs and prayers.

  • We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father & send our love and condolences out to you all. Always remember the good times you had with him.

    Mike & Pam Downey

  • Daryl,

    My deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family. Your father sounded like a great and brave man, who served his country with honor through two wars. There is no doubt in my mind, while I only know you and have not met your siblings, that Chester ‘Chad’ has passed on some of these qualities to all of you. I am sure that he is a proud father and that he is now looking down and guarding you all. My prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Antony Besso

  • May the memories of your father’s service, and his devotion to friends and family, bring smiles that overshadow your grief. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences for your loss.

    The Morel Family

  • Chad was a very special brother to me.I will miss him so much.Hugs and Prayers to the family.
    Love
    Linda Hailey

  • Cindy,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.
    If you need anything, know that I am here for you. ❤️🙏

    With deepest sympathy,
    Sandy.

  • My Sympathy to Chets family so sorry for your loss

  • Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Daryl and family. My heartfelt sympathies to you and yours on the loss of your loved one. Chester’s service to his country and his community is truly a legacy. May your loving memories carry you through this difficult time.

  • Daryl,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your father! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Michele