Dr. H. Wayne Hendrick
June 9, 1924 - September 28, 2016


Services will be held on Monday, October 10 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Plano located at 1300 E. 15th Street in Plano. Reception following.

The Plano ISD school community is deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Superintendent of Schools Dr. H. Wayne Hendrick on Wednesday, September 28. Dr. Hendrick served as superintendent for thirty years — 1961 through 1991 — leading Plano ISD through phenomenal population growth and change.

Dr. Hendrick was born June 9, 1924, in Lovejoy, a small community north of Plano, Texas into a large family, seven brothers and sisters, on a small cotton farm. Following military service during World War II, he began preparation for his educational career. He graduated from the University of North Texas (then North Texas State University) in Denton, Texas in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. In 1950, he earned a Master of Science degree with a mathematics major from UNT, and in 1968, he received a Doctorate of Education with a major in educational administration from UNT. He and his wife Elizabeth, a teacher in Richardson ISD at that time, and son Steve Hendrick and family provided support during Dr. Hendrick's distinguished career.