Photo courtesy of the NWFA.

Virgil Hendricks, founding president of the National Wood Flooring Association and president/owner of Mid-West Floor Company, passed away Feb. 19 from heart failure. He was 93.

During a Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association meeting in May 1985, Hendricks led a discussion about forming a national wood flooring association. The NWFA was officially formed seven months later, and Hendricks was its first president until 1990, when he was inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 3-9 p.m. at Schrader Funeral Home at 14960 Manchester Road in Ballwin, Mo. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at Schrader Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to Hendricks’ wife, Marge Hendricks, at 14327 Bramdlewood Court, Chesterfield, MO 63017.