James Homer Hendry (Jim) 81, passed away Nov 7, 2014.  Born in Washington State, Jim grew up on an Indian Reservation where his  father was a physician to Indian tribes of the Northwest. Moving to Georgia, he entered  Auburn University and graduated in 1955 with a degree in Business.  He remained a faithful Auburn fan and a volunteer recruiter for Auburn football for many years.  Following active service as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Air Force, Jim joined IBM and held positions including Senior Marketing Representative, Marketing Manager, and District Education Manager.  He retired after 31 years and acted as consultant  in Sales Training for  the next seven years.  Throughout his life, JIm was an avid golfer, sportsman, loved hunting, fishing, and leading fishing groups to Alaska for over 30 years.  Jim was a man of faith who loved his family and was blessed with a multitude of friends. Survivors include Donis, his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, sons Don and Jeff of Birmingham, Al., and  grandchildren, Leigh, Molly, Margaret Anne, Mary Winston, and John.  Memorial Service at 11:00am with reception to follow will be Saturday, November 15, at Briarlake Baptist Church 3715 LaVista Road, Decatur, Ga. 30033. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a gift in memory of Jim to Briarlake Baptist Church.

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  1. We are so sorry for the loss of our sweet neighbor and friend and one of Auburn’s biggest fans! You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love-
    Cappie Fallon Ortman

  2. I have many fond memories of Jim from our time together at IBM, which included more than our mutual and successful accomplishments – where Jim was instrumental in my and other’s success, as well as his own. Those memories also include his delight and willingness to enjoy life with his friends away from work, whether it was taking me fishing, golf or just spending time together. Jim and I became good friends while he was an exceptional and successful IBM sales rep in Atlanta. He served as a mentor and supporter of my own success and that of others, where he always set a good example and a high mark for professionalism, for me and all those around him. Memories of our relationship, his wonderful attitude and leadership will be with me forever. He was a good man.
    Steve Heard

  3. I met Jim in Montgomery, AL in 1959. After my first IBM Branch Office meeting following six weeks in IBM Machine School training in Atlanta, Jim helped me with my first equipment installation assignment at Russell, Inc . (Russell Athletic) in Alexander City, AL.
    After 28 years with IBM, we worked together in 1987 for our last IBM assignment in sales training re-deployed IBM plant people.
    Perhaps one of the most valuable lessons Jim taught these young people was to “Pay yourself first”, meaning to save a part of your income for the future.
    He was the best shot I ever saw, knocking down fast flying birds at long distances.
    He will be missed!
    Jim Davis Atlanta

  4. We are saddened to hear that Jim died. We remember all the good times shared with Jim at Auburn.
    Our condolences to his family.
    Bob and Gay Mayo

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