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Roy "Bub" Joseph Hendrickson

March 15, 1937 ~ August 5, 2021 (age 84)


Roy “Bub” Hendrickson

Roy Joseph “Bub” Hendrickson, 84, of Litchfield, passed away on Thurs., Aug. 5, 2021 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 15, 1937, in Litchfield, IL, a son of Roy Thomas and Vivian Leon (Whitworth) Hendrickson.  Roy graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1955.  He was a professional truck driver with Roadway & Yellow Freight Truck Lines for 37 years.  In his earlier years he worked at Litchfield Creamery Co., and a Bar Tender at the The Garden’s.  He married the former Carolyn Frances (Bishop) Friend on Nov. 18, 1976 in Litchfield.  She survives.  He was a member of Union Avenue Christian Church in Litchfield, Teamsters Western Conference, Mt. Moriah Lodge #51 A.F. & A.M., Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634, “Shocker” Car Club, and Wolff Pack Car Club.  Roy was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He enjoyed taking road trips to visit family, spending time with his family, working on his families houses, fixing anything that needed fixed, tinkering around in his garage, and working on his truck.  He loved his Pepsi and working on crosswords.  He was loved by many and will be missed dearly.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by:


Dennis (Rhonda) Friend of Litchfield

Michelle (John) Endres of Glendale, AZ

Susan Beth (Ryan) Giguere of Glendale, AZ

Tim (Theresa) Hendrickson of Mattoon

Andy (Julie) Hendrickson of Taylorville

Keri (Danny) Booher of Chattanooga, TN

Traci (Doug) Marlow of Chatham

Scott (Dawn) Hendrickson

3 sisters, Beverly Jean Hudson of Las Vegas, NV

                 Barbara Jane Compton of Litchfield

                 (Mary) Pat Morrison of Hunstville, OH

Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren


Roy was preceded in death by his parents; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Gertrude & Warren Bishop; 1 brother Thomas L. Hendrickson; 1 sister in infancy, Nancy Sue Hendrickson; 1 great-granddaughter, Kopelyn Beth Friend.


Funeral services will be held on Sun., Aug. 8, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  Rev. Gary Schwab of Litchfield Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.  Visitation will be held from 12 noon until time of service in the funeral home.  Masonic rites will be exemplified at 2:30 p.m.  Memorials may be designated to Litchfield Food Pantry or Union Avenue Christian Church.  For more information, to light a virtual candle, or to sign the online guestbook, please visit

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August 8, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 East Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Funeral Service
August 8, 2021

2:30 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 East Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

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