Father John Edwin Hendrix, 63, of Beaufort, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Born in Beaufort July 25, 1953, he was the only child of John (Ed) Hendrix and Estelle (Red) Cole. John was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Pinckney Fyfe Hendrix for 38 years, loving father of Rebekah Fraser Hendrix, and the doting grandfather of Leslie Ian Aaron Hendrix and Jonathan Algernon Hendrix. Many of his former students considered him a father or uncle, and John was a member of the family to many of his friends. Fr. John coached for the Beaufort city and county recreation departments. He was also an artist, serving as past president of the Beaufort Art Association. At Eleanor Christensen Montessori School, where he taught for 14 years, he was known as "Mr. John." He loved being a teacher as much as he loved his students. John had a quest for knowledge and tried to pass that energy and love on to his pupils. The first male primary Montessori educator in SC, he also taught at Providence Montessori School, was certified in primary and elementary and graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina. John was a foster parent for many years, was active in Beaufort Little Theatre (especially musicals) and was head life guard at the YMCA. Fr. John was ordained a deacon and then priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church and served as priest-in-charge at St. Stephen the Servant CEC. He became a Hospice chaplain on call 24/7. A kind and loving man, John helped anyone in need. As an avid traveler, John enjoyed visiting his many friends around the world. He excelled in sports and was a merciless competitor in croquet or badminton. In his later years, he was fond of gardening and a favorite pastime was mowing the yard with his two young grandsons. The memorial service will be held at St. Helena Episcopal Church, Beaufort, on Tuesday, April 25, at 2:30 with interment following. A reception for family and friends will be held in the Parish Hall. Anderson Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Caroline Hospice.