Donald Columbus Hendrix

Published 8:37 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Donald Columbus hendrix


Mr. Donald Columbus Hendrix, 81, of LaGrange passed away at his residence on July 4, 2020. Mr. Hendrix was born on May 15, 1939, in Manchester, Georgia, to the late Julian C. Hendrix and Belle Anderson Hendrix. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eston Hendrix; step-sons, Jeremy Yeager and Richard Quinn (Mr. Quinn’s son, Jackson Quinn survives Mr. Hendrix) .

Survivors include his wife, Cassandra Wilson “Cassie” Hendrix; children, Kevin Hendrix (Dee) and their daughter Heather, Kyle Hendrix (Kris) and his daughters Jessica and Hannah and step-daughter, Kelli Dubose; three great grandchildren; mother of his children, Kaye Kratfel; sisters in law and brothers in law, Barbara Ownby (J.T.) and Sloan Maes (Geno); step-daughter in law, Nicole Quinn; extended family and friends.

Don was a star athlete at Manchester High School. His love for sports led him to his career as a coach. Upon graduation from the University of Georgia, he became an assistant coach at Washington-Wilkes High School. After three years, he accepted the position as head football coach at Hogansville High School. During his 31 years at HHS, in addition to football, he coached girls basketball, girls softball, baseball, track and tennis. He won numerous area and regional championships in football, basketball and softball. He was most proud of the work ethic he instilled in his players. When Callaway High School was established, he became the Athletic Director until his retirement in 1998. 

He was on the Board of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association for 33 years and the Georgia High School Association Athletic Appeals Board for 31 years. He loved music, fishing, playing golf and dancing. He was most grateful for the many people that he met and friendships that he made through sports and his pastimes.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Hendrix Stadium, 611 East Main Street, Hogansville. Due to COVID-19, the family request those attending the service wear mask and practice social distancing. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Callaway High School Athletics General Fund, 221 Whitfield Road, Hogansville, Georgia, 30230.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at  Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, (706) 884-5626.