IANTHA-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Konantz Warden Funeral Chapel for Rev. Clyde D. Hendricks, 86, Iantha, who died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Ministers Jim Albers and Gary Joe Carter will officiate. Burial will be at Liberal City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brad Hendricks, Steve Hendricks, Tim Braker, Doug Sprouls, Scott Borghardt and Tom Ayers. Honorary pallbearers ware Jimmy Giesler, Jess Searles, Gary Phipps and Gary Joe Carter. Music will be “When We All Get To Heaven”, “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength” and “The HA HA Song”.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hendricks; a son, Ronald Wesley Hendricks and wife Liz, Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Sherry Scara, Demming, N.M.; five grandchildren, Paul and Susan Hendricks and Geoffrey, Gabriel and Robin Scara; several great-grandchildren and a cousin, Rev. Gary Joe Carter, Mindenmines.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Hendricks.
Rev. Hendricks was born May 10, 1927, in Lamar, to William and Clarice (McChesney) Hendricks. After high school he entered the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of the occupation force in Japan, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. Upon returning home he entered the ministry and held many revivals in the four state area. While preaching a revival in Wichita, Kan., he met a church pianist named Ruth Darnell and they later were married in California, where she had moved to accept employment. He returned to the Midwest where he continued his ministry serving churches and holding revivals in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
He ministered to the Native American churches in Oklahoma and for the last 10 years served the families at the Iantha Baptist Church and surrounding community, only retiring recently when his illness prevented him from speaking. On September 15, 2013, the Ozark Prairie Baptist Association honored him for his 64 years of ministry.