William Paul Hedrick, age 63 of Shinnston (Boothsville Community), formerly of Elkins, WV departed this life Friday, October 25, 2019 at his residence.
He was born March 15, 1956 in Elkins, WV a son of the late Glenn Jerry Hedrick and Mary Lou (Teets) Hedrick Roy.
He attended Randolph county schools and graduated from Elkins High School with the Class of 1975.
He pursued a career in the United States Navy as a Machinist Mate, traveling extensively to many countries. He often spoke of his military experiences.
He was married three times, first to Anna Ruth who is the mother of his three children. He then married Faye who died in 1999. Next, he married Ruth who survives in Norton, WV.
Surviving are three children, Jay W. Hedrick and wife Danielle of Elkins, WV, Paul Anthony Hedrick and fiance’ Jenny, of Texarkana, AR, and Lucunia “Shawna” Roy and significant other Billy Quillin of Bivins, TX; ten grandchildren, Madison Martin, Cassandra Anderson, Anthony Hedrick, Jeffery Hedrick, Alyssa Roy, Madison Davis, Brantley Hedrick, Remington Hedrick, Glen Hedrick, and Christopher Maxson; siblings, Glenda (Ron) Louk, Terry (Judy) Hedrick, Sue (Earl) Clayton, all of OH. Judy (Steve) Sisler, Brenda Shaffer, and Noel Brinker, all of Elkins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Gary Shaffer, Ronald Louk, Earl Clayton and wife Faye Hedrick.
Uncle Paul will be missed by the many children whose lives he touched. Ask any niece or nephew how special he was. He could light up their eyes. He will be missed. William provided special Bible study classes for Local Clarksburg Veterans.
A memorial service is set for November 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gospel Light Tabernacle Church, US Rt. 219, Elkins, WV (located behind Central Supply Company).
The Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mr. Hedrick.