John P. Hendricks

John P. Hendricks, 80, of Baroda, MI passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Reverend Christopher Noffke officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall, MI.  Friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in John’s name to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan, P.O. Box 305, St. Joseph. Those wishing to share a memory of John online may do so at

John was born October 7, 1934 in Marshall, MI to Floyd and Anna Theo (Ford) Hendricks.  After graduating high school he honorably served his country in the Army. John then pursued studies in interior design at the University of Florida. Following the loss of his brother, Robert, he returned to Marshall to care for his mother in 1958.  In 1975 he met his life’s partner, Byron Stone, who remained by his side the rest of his life.

Over the course of John’s career, he worked for several design firms before establishing John Hendrick’s Designs, in Chicago, IL.  His services were in high demand.  He created both residential and business masterpieces for his clients – many whom became lifelong friends.  John’s entire life was filled with art, classical music and design.  After retirement, he and Byron settled in Baroda cherishing quiet days at home overlooking grape vineyards and spending time in the company of their dogs. They also enjoyed spending hours with dear friends, near and far; especially their neighbors, Tim and Ellen Cote.

John is survived by his partner, Byron.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Hendricks.

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