Lloyd Milton Hendrix
1926 - 2021
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March 1, 1926 January 8, 2021
Lloyd Milton Hendrix, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1974, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021.
Lloyd was born on March 1, 1926 to Sam Blackmon and Elisabeth Anni Hendrix in Mobile, Alabama. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1948 to 1974, retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class, and also earned the Purple Heart medal. His military service took him overseas to the Philippines, Korea, Germany and Guam. He married Ferna Magarethe Fischer on August 30, 1991 in Colorado Springs.
He owned Lloyd's Stairs from 1975 to 1995 and supplied staircases for 90% of the local contractors during that time. He was also a member of the Austrian-American Enzian Club, The Retired Enlisted Association, and the Korean Veterans Association.
He is survived by his wife, Ferna; two daughters, Jackie Richards (husband Dave), and Claudine Hendrix; two grandchildren, Abby Brando, and Jason Richards; a cousin, Tom Hendrix; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorials in Lloyd's name may be made to Colorado Palliative and Hospice Care.
A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The service will be officiated by Pastor John Hendrix. Private interment will be at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.

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Published in The Gazette on Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 19, 2021
I had a very special relationship with my dad, he was my hero and my heart. His words of discipline and teachings would ring out in my mind, with everything that I did. It always will. His influence is powerful.

I have precious memories of dancing with him while standing on his feet. He always held me up.

Jackie and I would wait patiently to take his boots off after a long and hard day at work. It was what I cherished. Anything to take care of him.

After our baths, I'd wait my turn as he would vigorously dry our hair with his hands! Sometimes it would hurt! :D But that didn't matter, those were special times.

In the spur of the moment, our family would take camping trips, we'd have rare but special dinners out, nightly TV together, and fun nights playing board games.

He taught us how to fish and would help put the cheese on the end of the hook.

He taught us to drive a stick shift and when I almost drove us into a ditch, he made sure I knew to never do that again!

"Keep it twix the ditches", is what he always said as we walked out the door.

He was the toughest guy I knew but also, the most sensitive. He would always rescue birds that had fallen from the nest, and made beautiful bird feeders and fed many other critters.

I've seen him cry many times, his heart was pure.

Many nights he would grab his guitar and sing for us. My favorite was, 'there's a hole in the bottom of the sea'. And any of his Hank William's songs.

He taught me how to play the spoons and gave me a harmonica.

He made us grilled cheese sandwiches, corn fritters, waffles and peanut brittle.

I can clearly remember him teaching me how to wrap the kindling with newspaper, to build a fire. I loved doing that!

He taught us how to maintain a savings account early on and then a checking account when he thought we were ready. I failed a few times but ultimately learned and became the responsible young woman that he mentored.

We would make dagwood-like sandwiches together and I would pour his RC Cola for him. He liked the ice to be filled to the very top and then we'd watch football together, just the two of us.

I had the opportunity to work with my dad at his stair shop. Lloyd's Stairs was such a huge success. He was beloved by all of the contractors and executives of local home builders.

Nobody was a stranger in his mind, he wanted a connection with everyone.

He'd always have a gift for them and ANYONE in the vicinity, whether it was a Lloyd's Stairs truckers cap, pen or carpenters pencils; he never went to a jobsite empty handed.

Watching him physically outdo every young man that worked for him, was always astonishing. He beat them in speed, strength and quality.

Sometimes they would finish before him but their end result was far less impressive. He's a legend in so many minds.

I love the smell of sawdust, it reminds me of him.

I could go on forever, I have a million stories.

My heart is broken, but not just today, it's been broken for many years.

I've been unable to have the relationship with him that we both wanted because I developed a brain injury.

It's been hard for all of us, and the only thing I have hoped for was to get better before my mom and dad passed away so that I could do things for them again, and they would feel happy and proud.

My wish has fallen short, but I know that he knew how much I loved and respected him.

My dad was my hero, my Elvis, and my heart.

Rest peacefully daddy, I love you with all of my heart, always and forever.

~ Dini ~
January 15, 2021
Lloyd was a special man. Not only was he my uncle but a very loving and caring person. I will miss him so very much. The last time I talked to him, he call me his Sug from Alabama.
January 13, 2021
The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for SFC Hendrix's distinguished service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO
Steve Young
January 13, 2021
On behalf of TREA, the Enlisted Association, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences. May you find strength and comfort in the loving arms of God.
Rev Bob Kwiatkowski
January 13, 2021
I used to take care of Lloyd's sprinkler system, before I retired to Florida. Never once left there, without my little can of spicy V8
Dan Milne (Dan's Sprinkler Repair)
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