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Sherman Hendrickson, 79 – Passed September 29, 2018

  Sherman Hendrickson of Cabool, Missouri, passed away at Kabul Nursing Home on September 29, 2018. He was 79 years of age.

He was born on November 23, 1938, to Herschel and Tennie (Holmes) Hendrickson.

Sherman is preceded in death by his sister Mary; his father Herschel; and his mother, Tennie.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn of Cabool; a son, Andrew Noponen and wife Sherry of Noel, Missouri; two daughters, Mary Kendrick of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Loretta Helm and husband Cecil of Haltom City, Texas; eight grandchildren, Heath, Amber, Dustin, Brandye, Anna, Shawn, Brandon and Chance; and nine greatgrandchildren: Haley, Gauge, Gunner, Adalynn, Kaelyn, Tatum, Brennan, Dason and Caden.

Sherman was born in Quitman, Arkansas. He grew up on the farm and picked cotton as a young boy. In October of 1957 he joined and served in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge on December 6, 1961.

He settled in Houston, Missouri, and served on the police force until he changed professions and went to work at Texas County Memorial Hospital in security. He loved this job and it suited him well. In 1976 he met Carolyn Hendrickson, who also worked at the hospital. On February 16, 1977 they were wed in First Christian Church of Houston where they were members.

Sherman always claimed to be part gypsy and loved moving to new places. This sense of adventure moved them across Missouri and Arkansas and eventually would bring them back again to take care of their aging parents.

He loved to tell stories of his past and even of his Indian ancestry. His storytelling, though mostly unverified, was always at the very least entertaining to the listener. He loved everything western, from movies to pictures to collectibles from days gone by, and he displayed his passion on every wall available.

Sherman was a good husband, father and grandfather. He was proud of his children and made sure they knew that in his final days. He lived his life simply, believed in God, helped others when he could and was prepared to leave this world for his eternal peace.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers please take a loved one to dinner in Sherman’s honor. As he wished, there will be no funeral service. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.