Born November 25, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late James R. & Lulu H. Hendley of Albemarle. He was a graduate of Albemarle High School and was a retired mechanical engineer. He was married to the late Janis Y. Hendley who preceded him in death in 2003. One son, Jody S. Hendley, also preceded him in death in 2003.
Survivors include: two sons, James R. Hendley III and wife Kris of Dana Point, CA, and J. D. Hendley and wife Hilary of San Clemente, CA, and one daughter-in-law, Kasey Hendley of Mission Viejo, CA; two sisters, Jean Hendley of Mt. Gilead, NC, and Nancy Vasser of Badin, NC; six grandchildren, Tyler; Kyle, Max, Wyatt, Tanner and Tristen Hendley; two aunts, Ruby Murray of Albemarle, NC, and Ruth Hoffman of Hagerstown, MD; one nephew, Jacob Vasser of Badin, NC.
Jim was young at heart and lived each day to the fullest. He was a wonderful father and an amazing grandfather who was generous at every opportunity. Jim pursued his dreams and inspired his loved ones to do the same. He will be missed.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the excellent and compassionate quality of care provided by the Bayada Home Health Care of Albemarle, NC, staff.