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Obituary for Marvin Eugene "Gene" "Gene" Hendrix

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Hendrix
December 25, 1937 – February 20, 2022
Eupora, Mississippi

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Hendrix, age 84, passed away at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi on February 20, 2022. He was the husband of Joyce Goodrum Hendrix and son of the late J. G. and Kate White Hendrix.
Gene was a lifetime resident of Mississippi attending school at Clarkson in Webster County. While in their teens Gene and Joyce met at Fame Church of God where Joyce’s father, Reverend B. V. Goodrum, was pastor. They fell in love and were married in September 1958 and have spent sixty-three years together. From the day care to food service, to janitorial property, rental management, they worked long days side by side. He made his career at Futorian manufacturing for forty years until retirement. Gene was a family man and taught his daughter, Melissa, and later his grandson, Derek, the importance of being a responsible adult and taught them skills to be self-reliant. He loved spending his spare time with his family and could often be found loading baseballs in the pitching machine while Derek took batting practice. Of course, he was the one that taught them to drive, including a standard transmission because if you just never know when you might need to drive one. Warning them the whole time not to make the mistakes he made like speeding around those country gravel roads. Gene was a multi-talented and skilled craftsman and enjoyed passing his knowledge to his grandson. Derek learned quickly but really just enjoyed spending time with his Grandpop. Whenever an electrical, plumbing, carpentry, or mechanical job arose, he handled it with perfection. He was accustomed to tilling a garden. His best asset was his humble nature. He was known by many to be the kindest, most patient man, not easily angered. He was frequently called Papa Gene by many who attended Joyce’s daycare. But more recently he has been called “Pawpaw” by his two most precious great grandchildren, Emmy and Asher. The highlight of his last months was to see those two little heads peeping out the door window excited that their Pawpaw was coming. The family will miss him greatly but know he has a healted body and in a better place. We have many wonderful memories of him and sometimes they sneak out of our eyes and roll down our cheeks. And he can be assured that every time we hear “Blueberry Hill” that a smile will appear on our face and warmth will fill our hearts. Gene was a quiet private man in public but was a man of Godly faith and had a personal relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Gene is survived by his wife, Joyce Goodrum Hendrix; a daughter, Melissa Klipstein (Norman, Sr.) Griffin; a brother, William Marcus “Nig” (Mary Ann) Hendrix; a grandson, Derek Thomas (Ashley) Klipstein; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hendrix and Icy Hendrix; two great grandchildren, Emersyn Sutton “Emmy” Klipstein and Asher Thomas Klipstein; and even a special granddog, Bo.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, J. G. and Kate White Hendrix; four brothers, Thomas Golden Hendrix, James Edward (Wanda) Hendrix, Jerry LaMarr Hendrix, and Bobby Joe (Gladys) Hendrix; and two sisters, Sandra (Owen) Denton and Sara Hendrix.