Robert Wayne “Rip” Hedrick, our hilarious, witty, kind, and loving husband, Dad, and Grampy is making things a little more stylish and lively in heaven.
Robert Wayne “Rip” Hedrick, our hilarious, witty, kind, and loving husband, Dad, and Grampy is making things a little more stylish and lively in heaven. He died suddenly on Sept. 5, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1933 to Ina and Jesse Hedrick, Rip began his education attending Bain City School and graduated from Leavenworth High School. He attended Kansas State University for one year, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Rip returned to Kansas after the army and using his GI Bill earned his Bachelors’ and Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas. Rip was an avid KU Jayhawk fan throughout his 55 year law career. He was a member of the Kansas Bar and the Texas Bar, as well as, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, and the 5th and 10th United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Rip served as district attorney for the 90th Judicial District of Texas during the 1980s. Prior to moving to Texas with his family in 1978, Rip served as City Attorney in Leavenworth, Kansas in the mid 1960s and was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives for the 37th District in 1969 and 1970.
Rip was an avid reader. He enjoyed golfing with his son-in-laws, duck and bird hunting, bass fishing, and traveling with his wife.
Hedrick is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Marty Hedrick, who he fondly called Marthabelle, my little darlin’; his three daughters, Sara Arispe, and her husband, Albert; Margie Solomon, and her husband, Steve; and Mary Klemm; and grandchildren: Alex Arispe; Zack Bone; Erin Arispe-Daigle, and her husband, Christian; David Mock; Holly Mock; Shawn Klemm; Savannah Klemm; Shelby Lowery, and her husband, Chris.
Rip was predeceased by his first granddaughter, Danni Mock.
Rip is also survived by his first cousin, Virginia Schalipp, Leavenworth, Kansas.