On the morning of June 1, 2019, Shawn Thomas Hendricks aka “White Jesus” of Mitchell, NE passed away unexpectedly at the age of 39.

Shawn was born to Roland Eugene Hendricks and Deborah Louise Biberos (Stanley) on July 12, 1979 in Kimball, NE.

Ever since a young age he had a spark of curiosity and mischievousness whether it be building a tree house with a zip line attached or taking apart chainsaw motors only to make something run for a block before the engine exploded. Always having a keen eye in taking things apart, and sometimes putting it back together, he found his calling to be an electrician and worked with his father’s company Cable Tronics. Keeping his interest in working with his hands he had numerous odd and end jobs throughout the years, including working at Grease N’ Go and multiple electrical companies. He welcomed his first child Simon Hendricks in 1994 with former wife Megan L. Hendricks. In August 20, 2011, he married Liz Hendricks (Purviance), this union brought to them their only son, Sabian.

Always having a love for the outdoors, Shawn often spent his spare time at the lake fishing or enjoying a good fire with close friends and family. A kid at heart you would always see him with a large bag of candy or wrestling around with his father, brother, sons and nephews. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Shawn, you will always remember his contagious laugh and ability to brighten anybody’s day just by smiling and saying, “What’s up?”. Shawn is preceded in death by his grandparents and father, Roland of Gering, NE. He is survived by his mother Deborah of Scottsbluff, NE and step-mother Cathy Kroeker of Gering, NE; sons Simon of Gering, NE and Sabian of Mitchell, NE; wife Liz of Mitchell, NE; sisters Melissa (Roger) Schanaman of Gering, NE, Stacy Hendricks of Billings, MT, Megan O’Steen of Scottsbluff, NE; and brother Matthew (Paige Parker) Hendricks of Seattle, WA. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:00 AM at Trails West Pavilion.

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