William Hendricks

October 26, 1969 - February 18, 2016

    William Charles “Billy” Hendricks, 46, of Beardstown, died Thursday, Feb. 18, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
    He was born Oct. 26, 1969 in Beardstown, the son of Gloria Bauser.
    He is survived by his mother Gloria Jones of Beardstown; his grandfather Lawrence Bauser; three sisters, Angela (husband Scott) Flynn of Beardstown and Christy and Tina Hendricks of Versailles; his nieces and nephews Ashley Sheppard, Derek Robertson, Bobby Crafton, and Austin, Andrew, and Andrea Flynn; two great nephews, Zayne Oshie Mitchell and Russell Ray Flynn; longtime family friend Don Hunter; and best friend John Sheppard.
    He was preceded in death by his father and his grandmother Irma Louise Bauser.
    Billy graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1987. He received his Pilot’s License and worked for Illinois Marine Towing in Lemont and Logsdon Tug Service in Beardstown. He loved being on the river and took his job seriously. Billy had a big heart and worked hard at what he did so he could get his jobs done and then go help others. He loved being busy and working in his yard, could tinker on anything, and was always there to help with his friends and family.
    A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. There will be no burial.
    Memorials have been suggested to the family of Billy Hendricks.
    Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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