John Lee Hendricks, 81

John Lee Hendricks, 81, of Harrison, Ohio, passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at his residence. He was born on September 21, 1940 in Indianapolis, the son of William Guy and Della Theresa (Barnes) Hendricks. He was born in Indianapolis and lived there until he was 11 years old and moved to Westport until he joined the military. After the military he moved to Columbus, Elizabethtown and then to Harrison, Ohio. He graduated from Sandcreek High School in 1958. John had retired from Cummins Engine Co. in 1991. He worked for Bartholomew County Solid Waste as District Manager for 13 years. He was a former member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus, former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Conservation Club of Elizabethtown and Moose Lodge of Columbus. He was a Republican Precinct Committeeman and a delegate to the State Convention at age 21. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Airforce during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed talking to people and considers himself a Naturalist. He married Susan L. Poore in Westport, on July 22, 1958 and she preceded him in death on February 13, 2010. Then he married Elisa Adams in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 9, 2012 and she survives. Other survivors include his daughters, Carrie L. Pulley of Harrison, Ohio and Natalie A. (Robert) Knose of Cleves, Ohio; his son, Guy M.T. (Sheila J.) Hendricks of Columbus, Indiana; his step daughter, Elizabeth Adams of Oregon; his step son, Joshua (Erica) Adams of Washington; his 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife, Susan L. Hendricks; sister, Barbara Winkler; brother, Joe Hendricks and sister-in-law, Betty Hendricks. The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport. Pastor Aaron Carter will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Hospice of Cincinnati Care Center at Mercy Western Hills, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Research or the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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