Albert D. Hendon, age 79, of Elgin, passed away on February 13, 2021. He was born April 12, 1941 in Blytheville, Arkansas to his loving parents, Neely Albertus Hendon and Ruth Jane Vellars.

Albert attended Gosnell High School. He did inside sales in the air conditioning/refrigeration industry for 34 years, until he retired in 2002.

Albert met his wife, Diane, through mutual friends. They married on September 8, 1963, and were married for 57 years.

Albert had the best sense of humor. He was a hard working man, and he loved his wife and family very much. He also loved fishing and shooting pool.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, eight sisters, and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Diane Hendon; daughters, Denise Hendon Stack and Rebecca Hendon; and grandchildren, Elise Stack, Tim Stack, Evan Jerbi, and Amelia Jerbi.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Albert’s name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

4 Replies to “Albert D. Hendon”

  1. What a wonderful picture of Al! I’m his neighbor. He was a great friend and I enjoyed sitting on my patio and talking about shooting pool etc. R.I.P. Al.

  2. Sending you love and hugs. Happy memories of times spent with your dad will replace the heartache in time. xo

  3. You will always have a special place in my heart, Uncle Wayne. Always joking, kind smile. Rest in paradise.

  4. Al was first a coworker who always looked out for my safety, and he quickly became my friend – and our friendship lasted for decades. We never played that dreaded game of pool where I told him I’d kick his butt, because I knew I would undoubtedly lose! He always laughed at my hillbilly jokes, and he made sure we stayed in touch over the years and over the miles. We miss him already, but we take comfort knowing he is with Jesus…fishing and shooting pool and at peace at last!!

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