Obituary for Pastor Randy Hendrickson
Randy Lynn Hendrickson of Springfield, Missouri was born September 23, 1956, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Larry Hendrickson and Elsie (Landis) Hendrickson. He passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 60.
He is survived by: His wife LaLona Hendrickson of Springfield, Missouri; Five daughters April Sipes and husband Rick of Doniphan, Missouri, Brigette Hendrickson of Lake of the Ozark, Missouri, Heather Knutson and husband Joshua of Osage Beach, Mo, Hannah Long and husband Jason of Linn Creek, Missouri, Crystal Hendrickson of Springfield, Missouri, Emma LeClare and husband Jeremy of Osage Beach, Missouri. One Son Dakota Hendrickson of Springfield, Missouri and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard “Dickie” Hendrickson; his sister, Carol Thornberry; one daughter, Tina Hendrickson; six grandchildren, Sierra Sipes, Selena Sipes, Joshua Hendrickson, LeeAnn Hendrickson, ZeZa Bradshaw and Kairi Helton.
Randy grew up working on a farm and doing construction work and continued doing so his whole life. He served some time in the United States Air Force before going back to school to become a nurse and drug and alcohol counselor.
He married LaLona Gallegly in 1987, and they had five girls together. He worked at the Poplar Bluff VA Hospital from 1990 until retiring in 1996. Randy then began pastoring and evangelizing. That is how he enjoyed the rest of his life. He was a pastor and oversaw more than 450 churches, a church camp and opened a Christian College. He was the founder of Living Waters Corporation where television, newspapers and internet programs were created.
In June 2015, Randy became the Pastor of Midtown Recoveries Ministries in Springfield, Missouri and remained the Pastor until his death.