Melvin Glenn Hendrix, 97, of Richmond, died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Melvin was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Ray County, the son of Marvin and Anna (Estes) Hendrix. He was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Lee on Sept. 11, 1946. She preceded him in death May 5, 2014.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Lynn (Tami) Hendrix and Timothy Lee (Penny) Hendrix; two daughters, Linda Sue (Dean) Milligan and Patty Ann (Jim) Wright, all of Richmond; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Milo Hendrix, and a sister, Hazel O’Dell.

Melvin grew up in the area of his birth. Melvin was a great athlete. He was a catcher on the Yankee’s farm team, the Kansas City Blues. Melvin was a renowned trap shooter and was the Missouri State trap shooting champion in 1951 and 1952. He then went on to be world champion in 1953. He was an avid hunter and golfer. He enjoyed fishing, gambling and deeply loved his family. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. Melvin owned and operated Melvin’s Painting in Richmond and was still painting at age 87. His family said, “you just couldn’t keep him off a ladder!”

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shirkey Hospice. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. - P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Richmond Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be left at

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