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Died Jan. 3, 2018

W. Milton Hendrixson Jr., Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, N.C., passed away at the age of 98 Jan. 3, 2018.

He was born in Georgetown, Ohio, to Wilbur M. Hendrixson Sr. and Edna Liming Hendrixson.

He spent much of his early life in Marietta, Ohio.

He attended Marietta College, and graduated from Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) with a degree in chemical engineering. He also went for further education in animal nutrition.

He began his career in Ohio working for Kentucky Chemical, which became Provico Feeds in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1958, he moved his family to Winchester, Ky., where he worked for Browning Turkey Farms, a company that hatched, raised and processed turkeys.

In 1967 he moved to Goldsboro, N.C., to work for Goldsboro Milling Co., where he was a nutritionist. He continued to work well into his retirement years.

Milton was inducted into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame in 2010.

Milt was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro, where he had served as deacon and elder.

He was on the committee to establish Kirkwood Retirement Community, and served on the board.

He also had been a member of the Kiwanis Club in Winchester, Ky., where he served as president, and Goldsboro, N.C. He had been a member of Madisonville-Madeira-Mariemont Masonic Lodge 419, Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1947.

He was a longtime member of Walnut Creek Country Club, and enjoyed playing golf into his late 80s.

He enjoyed his family, travel, golf, fishing, raising roses and meeting new people. He also enjoyed learning a good joke to tell.

One of his joys was giving away his roses to those he knew for their enjoyment or to be used for special events. His refrigerator was often full of roses he was saving for someone who had a party planned or for special friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and love of his life, Bessie B. Davis Hendrixson (1990); his son, Owen D. Hendrixson; sister, M. Elaine Hendrixson McFarland; and brother, Lewis O. Hendrixson.

He is survived by his daughters, Marilyn Kerns and husband, Jerry, of Nashville, Ind., and Holly Dozier and husband, Gerry, of Goldsboro, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Marsha Nestor Hendrixson of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Scott Dozier and wife, Arielle, of Raleigh, N.C., and Jeffrey Dozier and wife, Cassie, of Greenville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Dozier, Lillian "Lily" Dozier, Rhys Dozier and Iris Dozier; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Margorie Davis Egger.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff and physicians at Cypress Glen for their exceptional care over the last few months, Aseracare Hospice, and a very special thank you to his primary care physician over the last 51/2 years, Dr. Gary Levine.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, Dudley, N.C., with the Rev. Dr. Bob Bardin officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Holly Dozier, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. and at other times.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 10, 2018 8:05 AM