Oliver Springs Man found dead in car. Police believe no foul play

Ron Hendrickson, 63, passed away unexpectedly Thursday. Mr. Hendrickson was retired from Oak Ridge Utility District. Funeral Announcements have not been made at this time. Photo Courtesy of Facebook.

Oliver Springs Police are investigating the discovery of a body inside a still-running car near Oliver Springs High School Thursday afternoon. Police, Fire and EMS personnel all responded to a home at 420 South Kingston Avenue on Thursday and found the man, identified as Ron Hendrickson, age 63, dead inside his car, which was still running.

Hendrickson had been picked up from a store late Wednesday night by a friend and driven to his house. Another friend who went to check on him Thursday found him unresponsive in the car and called 911. Initial indications are that a medical condition contributed to Hendrickson’s death, but an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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