William Lee Hendrick
WILLIAM LEE HEDRICK (Age 80) Peacefully, Lee Hedrick passed away on January 27,
2010, at his home in Springfield, VA, with his beloved wife Annette Louise by his side, having
just celebrated 57 years of marriage the week before. Also with him were his three daughters,
Karen Elizabeth Hedrick, Lisa Hedrick Long, and Michele Hedrick Lowe. Lee is survived by
five grandchildren-Andrew Hedrick Nauer, Peter Bergeson Nauer, Steven Hedrick Long,
Chelsea Lynne Lowe, and Katharine Elizabeth Lowe. Lee was born on May 6, 1929, in
Brentsville, VA, to Naoma Pearson Hedrick and Lee Aubrey Hedrick. He graduated from
Central High School in Washington, DC in 1947, then enjoyed a world tour as a cook for
the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952. He studied accounting at Benjamin Franklin University on
the GI Bill, where he received bachelors and masters degrees in accounting in '54 and '55. His
32-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as deputy chief of the
Audit Staff, took him from Rio to Hong Kong, from the jungles of Africa to the Khyber Pass
and Nepal. His work led to his family being stationed twice overseas in the '50's and '60's; first
in Frankfurt, Germany and then Taipei, Taiwan. Upon returning to the states in '64, the family
settled in Red Fox Forest in Annandale, VA, where they were blessed with neighbors who
were more extended family than just good friends. They lived there until 2001, when they
moved to the Greenspring Village, where they were again blessed with wonderful friends.
During their retirement our parents split their time between Northern Virginia and their condo
in Kill Devil Hills, NC, where Dad spent many hours waiting for the fish to bite. Friends may
call at Demaine Funeral Home at 5308 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA, on Tuesday, February
2 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Prince of Peace of Lutheran
Church in Springfield on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m., with interment following at
Columbia Gardens Cemetery.

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