Bayard W. Hendricks, retired teacher, administrator

May 19, 2023

Bayard W. Hendricks, 78, of Milton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Christiana Hospital in Christina.

Bayard was born Sept. 12, 1944, son of the late Bayard W. and Edith (Binder) Hendricks of Philadelphia, Pa.

Bayard was a Rehoboth Seahawk, who participated on the baseball, football, and track teams, and sang with Burr and the Briars. He graduated from Rehoboth High School in 1963 and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in educational administration from Delaware State University. Bayard became a beloved English teacher at both Sussex Central High School and Rehoboth Junior High School. He also served as an administrator at Woodbridge High School and Shields Elementary School.  

Bayard was a devoted member of the Christian Science Society and lived life to the fullest. He was one of the original local surfers and continued to surf and bodyboard well into his 60s. You may have recently caught a glimpse of him skateboarding in Rehoboth, walking on the trails in Lewes, or cycling through Milton. He also enjoyed running, sailing, and weightlifting, as well as hunting and fishing with his sons-in-law and grandchildren. Most of all Bayard loved spending time with his family.

Bayard is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Seasholtz) Hendricks; daughters, Rebecca Lockwood (Darin) and Jessica Hague (Mike); three grandchildren, Alexander Lockwood, Andrew Lockwood and B.J. Hague; and his sister, Marjory Lloyd.

No services are scheduled at this time.  

Arrangement in the care of Short Funeral Services, Milton.

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