Loving husband, loving father and loving grandfather, James "Mr. Jim" Albert Hendricks, Sr., of Rockford, IL, died peacefully in his home and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 20, 2022. James was born June 4, 1937 to Floyd and Lydia (Schrandt) Hendricks in South Beloit, IL. James grew up in the Rockford area working at various companies including Testor Chemical, Dohrn Trucking and Sunbeam Bakery. He also worked as a painter and managed various car washes in the area.
On October 12, 1957, James married Dorothy Sherman, who was the mother of his two beautiful children. Dorothy passed away on July 20, 1981. On August 12, 1987, James married Judith (Dossett) Loflin. Judy passed away on September 10, 2001. On August 21, 2010, James married Willa (Gottman) Almond. James was a kind, gentle man whose life reflected his walk with the Lord. He accepted Christ into his heart November 12, 1954. He loved his Lord, his family and people in general.
Survivors include hs wife, Willa; daughter, Cindy (Michael) Megurdichian; son, James A. Hendricks, II; grandchildren, Ashley (Micah) Megurdichian and Michelle Megurdichian; stepchildren, Paul (Ophelia) Loflin and John Loflin of Florida; brother, Philip (Maureen) Hendricks of Rockford; sister, Ruth Fletcher of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to parents and wives, he is predeceased by brothers, Robert, Charles and Raymond; sisters, Doris (Bill) Purcell, Winifred (Myron) Beightley, Carolyn (Cliff) DeCamp, Charlotte (Luche) Musialek.
Celebration of life will be held at 11:00am with a visitation from 10:00am to 11:00am on Monday, November 28, 2022 in Rock Church, 6732 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL 61108 with the Reverend Dale Anderson officiating. Private family burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL.