Philip Holmes HendricksonMay 23, 1931 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 85)
Mr. Philip Holmes Hendrickson, of 615 Laurel Lake Drive, Columbus, NC, died, May 16, 2017 at his residence at Tryon Estates following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the River Hills Community Church with the Rev. Gayle Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the gathering space at the Church.
Phil, age 85, was the son of the late Philip and Dorothy Hendrickson. Following graduation from Ottawa Hills High School, Toledo, OH, Phil graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1956 with a B.B.A. in marketing where he met his wife, Ellen. He received his R.O.T.C Commission and served in the Army two year’s active duty at Fairchild A.F.B., Spokane, WA (anti-aircraft artillery) and six year’s inactive reserve duty. Phil worked for I.B.M. Corporation, 1958-2005, and managed banking customer education programs at the I.B.M. Briefing Center in Charlotte, NC.
Phil, formerly of River Hills, Lake Wylie, SC (1984-2005) and Four Seasons, Fort Mill, SC (2005-2016), is a member of the River Hills Community Church, he was an active member of the Church, serving as Chairman of the Pastoral and Staff Relations Committee, Chairman of the Finance Committee, as well as managing the sound system for the church worship services. He is remembered for his witty sense of humor and sharp perception when problem solving.
Phil devoted his extra time to sailing, tennis and riding his beloved horse, Lester.
In addition to his devoted wife, Ellen, Phil is survived by his son, Kent Hendrickson of Asheville, NC, his daughter, Cheryl Swanson and her husband, Craig of Rowayton, CT, his brother, Jim of Lexington, KY, two grandchildren, Sean of Greenville, SC and Alexandra of Boynton Beach, FL. He is further survived by five nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ned of Toledo, OH and his sister, Phyliss of Pittsburgh, PA.
Memorials may be made to the River Hills Community Church Capital Campaign, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.