Joseph Rochel Hendrick, III

Published 10:46 am Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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Joseph Rochel Hendrick, III, age 29, passed away Friday, February 10, 2023.  Joseph was born on September 1, 1993 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Mary Beckwith Moore Boinest and Joseph R. Hendrick, Jr.

Joseph was a 2012 graduate of Shelby High School and a 2016 graduate of Appalachian State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing, and a minor in Supply Chain Management. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where he was baptized, confirmed, and served as acolyte.

Joseph loved competition and fellowship in sports and succeeded in most things he tried. He was recognized as a scholar athlete during all years of high school, where he participated in soccer, swimming, and tennis. He was a member of the men’s soccer team that won the state championship in both 2010 and 2011.  Joseph competed on the state level in swimming and earned conference, regional, and state titles in tennis. In college he participated as a quarterback for his intramural football team and was also a member of an intramural basketball team.  He loved to throw 3 pointers that were all net, a skill which he mastered when playing corn hole as well.

One thing Joseph was well known for was his kind heart and willingness to help his friends in need, while also building them up. He loved nothing more than making people smile and making people laugh. When Joseph smiled, you knew it came straight from the heart. Some of his favorite memories were holidays spent with his cousins and time he spent with his many friends over the years.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph Rochel Hendrick, Sr, and Mary Anne Hendrick, both of Shelby.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Beckwith Moore Boinest (Becky) & his stepfather, Munro Lebby Boinest, III (Trip) of Cherryville, his father, Dr. Joseph Hendrick Jr (Joe) and his stepmother, Dr. Lori Ann Gordon Hendrick of Shelby; his sister, Dr. Katherine Beckwith Hendrick of Asheville, stepsister, Jordan Boinest Hollett, (Ronald) of Atlanta, Lydia Christian Boinest of Asheville, Kaitlyn Cierra Freeman of Shelby and stepbrother, Brandon Cody Gordon Freeman of Kings Mountain. Also, left to cherish his memory are grandparents, Nathaniel Henry Moore, Jr. and Lois Florette Peele Moore of Washington, NC; aunts, Lois Moore Reaves, (Donald) of Raleigh, Carolyn Moore Mitchell, (Bob) of Cary, Margaret Moore Spitler, (David) of Oxford and cousins, Robert Nathaniel (Nate) Reaves, (Raphaelle), Austin Haywood Reaves, Colin Moore Reaves, Greyson Alexander Mitchell, Davis Moore Mitchell, Elizabeth Pope Mitchell, Anna Kathleen Spitler, Samuel David Spitler, and Joshua Henry Spitler.

The service will be held in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory, Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at 4pm. Burial will follow the service at Sunset Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a charity of the donors’ choice.

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Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.