James David Hendrickson
March 23, 1948 - March 15, 2017
James David “JD” Hendrickson, 68, met his Heavenly Father on March 15, 2017 in Sugar Land, Texas. JD was a devoted husband, loving father, doting “Papa D” to his seven grandchildren, and loyal friend to many. He was born to James Ralph Hendrickson and Anna Braudaway Hendrickson on March 23, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana and was their only child. He married his college sweetheart, Sharon Ledbetter on May 15, 1971 in Cheyneyville, Louisiana.
JD served in the US Army National Guard from 1967-1972 while attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree they relocated to Carrollton, Texas. JD began a lengthy career with Halliburton HES (Otis Engineering) in 1972. His roles would include Field Engineer, Staff Engineer, Design Group Manager and Principle Engineer. In 1998 JD relocated to Sugar Land, Texas where he spent 11 years at Schlumberger as a Project Manager – Packer New Product Development. JD was an accomplished and recognized Petroleum Engineer who was credited with more than 15 patents related to the oil and gas industry.
JD loved the Lord and was dedicated to serving the church body as a Deacon and Adult Sunday School Teacher at Webb Chapel Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Carrollton.
JD was preceded in death by his parents James and Anna Hendrickson, and wife of 44 years Sharon Hendrickson. Survived by his daughters, Sarah Carpenter (Wade), Rebecca Albus (Jeff); brother in-laws, Bill Ledbetter (Barbara), Glenn Ledbetter (Laurie); sister in-law, Ann Roper (Dan); and grandchildren, Angel Albus, Jonathan Albus, Seth Albus, Hannah Albus, Clayton Carpenter, Drew Carpenter, Owen Carpenter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service is to be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450
In lieu of flowers a donation to your local public library is encouraged as JD was an avid reader and lifelong learner.