Mario Hendricks, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away February 16, 2020. He was born in Marfa, TX, on April 27, 1946.
Mario served in the United States Army for 23 Years, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant E-8. He is a Vietnam veteran, who proudly served in the Infantry as an Airborne Ranger, Machine Gunner with the 1st Calvary Division, 75th Ranger Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. For the last 13 years of his career, Mario was a station commander in Indianapolis, where he operated a multi-man recruiting station earning him several commendations for his outstanding leadership.
Upon retiring from the U.S. Army, Mario worked as a Master Representative at ITT Technical Institute for 14 years in Indianapolis. He had a passion to help young men and women achieve their goals through higher education.
Joshua 24:15 was a Scripture verse near to Mario’s heart that reads:
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Mario was saved by grace in January 1978. He never looked back, but always forward. He dedicated his life to his family and would spend the rest of his life pointing them towards Christ.
As a testament to his character, our family would like to honor him with a quote found on the front cover of his Bible written by our Dad as a new believer in 1978.
“Saved by the grace of God. All that I do in the world, nothing will be remembered, but all I do in Jesus name will remain forever.” Mario Hendricks, January 1978
Mario was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Kimberly Hendricks in 2013.
Survivors include the love of his life and wife of 43 years, Yolanda Hendricks; children, Joshua M. Hendricks and Priscilla Hendricks-Bermeo (Oscar); grandchildren: Landon Anthony Hendricks, Bella Grace Mckenzie Hendricks, Noah Caleb Gabriel Hendricks, Malachi Hendricks, Camden Hendricks, Anna Hendricks, Scarlett Bermeo, Kimberly Bermeo, Cameron Hendricks; brother, Nick Garcia and sister, Veronica Hendricks.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10 am in Colonial Hills Baptist Church, of which Mario was a member. The Funeral Service will begin at 12 noon in the church.
Burial will follow in Union Chapel cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Bussell Family Funerals to assist the Hendricks family with final expenses.
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