Henry Leroy “Pete” Hendrick Jr.

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 11, 2004

Services for Henry Leroy “Pete” Hendrick Jr. of Kerrville,Texas, are 2 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at Hulett-Winstead Chapel inPurvis with burial in Coaltown Cemetery in Purvis.

Visitation is Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m., at the funeralhome.

Mr. Hendrick, 75, died June 6, 2004, at Sid Peterson MemorialHospital in Kerrville. He was born in Hattiesburg on Jan. 4, 1929,to Henry Leroy “Roy” Hendrick Sr. and Mildred Davis Hendrick.

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He was a petroleum engineer, working in New Orleans, La., andHouston, Texas, as a consultant. He attended Purvis ElementarySchool until the ninth grade, when he transferred to Pearl RiverCounty Agricultural High School in Poplarville. After graduationfrom high school, he attended Mississippi State University until heentered the Navy as a midshipman in Pensacola, Fla. He received hiswings on Dec. 7, 1949, and served as a naval aviator while inCorpus Christi, Texas. In June 1950, he was promoted to the rank ofensign and flew the F-4U-5 (Corsair) from Corpus Christi to SanDiego, Calif. He received an honorable discharge in San Diego onJuly 7, 1952.

Mr. Hendrick attended Louisiana State University and graduatedin the 23rd Summer School Commencement in the College ofEngineering, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleumengineering. After his retirement from petroleum engineering, hemoved to Kerrville. He enjoyed being a member of the Hill CountyComputer Club and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center. He was amember of First Baptist Church in Purvis, and was a 50-year memberof the Purvis Masonic Lodge No. 434.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his sister, Yuba H. Sotile; his niece, Kathryn S.Mette and husband Vicktor, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; hisgreat-nephews, Travis Weston Mette and Trevor Joseph Mette, both ofFort Walton Beach; his aunt, Mrs. Marcelle Davis Selph of Purvis;and many cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 222 N.E.Hospital Dr., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.