Officer David Ryan Hendrickson, 40, of Van Buren passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at a local hospital. He served as a police officer for three years at the Van Buren Police Department and 12 years at the Fort Smith Police Department. He was a member of Heritage Church of Van Buren. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Millie Knight; paternal grandparents, C.E. and Dorothy Hendrickson and Finas Beckman; and stepfather, Mike Price.
He is survived by his wife, Jessica Hendrickson of the home; one daughter, Gracelynn Jo Visalli of the home; four sons, Noah, Jacob and Micah Hendrickson and Russ Visalli, all of the home; his parents, Jan Anderson and Larry and Pam Hendrickson, all of Van Buren; two sisters, Jennifer Gragg and husband Mike of Arkoma, Okla., and Julie Stockton and husband Brandon of Van Buren; two brothers, Aron Price of Georgia and Blake Mashburn of Van Buren; three nieces, Abby, Mackenzie and Zoee; four nephews, Nathan, Tyler, Bentley and Brycen; paternal grandmother, Alta Beckham of Van Buren; mother and father-in-law, Tom and JoEllen Banhart; his brother-in-law, Ryan Banhart and family; many aunts, uncles and cousins and two great nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Van Buren Worship Center at 1009 Main St., Van Buren, with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren with police honors under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
The family will visit with relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson St., Van Buren. The family has requested that you wear the #superdave shirt.
Pallbearers will be his original B1-Troop, Sgt. Jack Robinson, Cpl. Nick Harvey, Cpl. Shane Ridenour, Cpl. Chase Decroo, Cpl. Mike Stewart, Officer George Edelen, Sgt. Randy Allen and Officer Justin Wing.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Gragg, Brandon Stockton, Ryan Banhart, Nathan Gragg, Tyler Stockton, Aron Price, Chris Wilson, Steve Colley and the fellow officers of Van Buren and Fort Smith Police departments.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Almost Home Shelter, 1808 Hidden Valley, Van Buren, AR 72956.