George R. Hedrick of Toughkenamon

George R. Hedrick, 89, of Toughkenamon, died Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Jenkins Hedrick, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

He was born Dec. 21, 1924, in West Chester, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Vannie Felty Hedrick.

George was a member of Landenberg United Methodist Church.

A 1943 graduate of Kennett High School, after graduation George was drafted into the Army Air Force and was a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the “Flying Tigers” on a B-25 Mitchell airplane, 22nd Bombardment Squadron.

George’s work career started at Nute Motors Co. Kennett Square as a mechanic, for 10 years, and retired from Washington National Insurance after 30 years. His later years brought him much joy starting Nancy J’s, designing, selling and installing children’s swing sets. A family business still operated by his son.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by a son George Hedrick Jr., (Susan) of Rockport, Texas, a son Richard, ( Susan) , of Kennett Square; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren and one  sister, L. Ruth Patterson, of Coatesville.

He was preceded in death by six siblings, Joseph Hedrick, Jr., James Hedrick, Emma Grace Guthrie, Elizabeth Heckman, Josephine Smith and Anne Lynch

You are invited to visit with George’s family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Road in Landenberg. His funeral service will follow. Internment will be at Longwood Cemetery..

Contributions may be made in his memory to Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Rd. Box 36, Landenberg, PA 19350.

Online condolences may be made by  visiting www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

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