HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Soddy-Daisy man remains in jail today charged with the shooting death of his wife on Saturday.
39-year-old Joanie Hendricks’ life was cut short Saturday when police say her husband opened fire in the family’s car as it traveled down Dayton Pike in Soddy Daisy.
But according to her sister, her smile will live on through those she’s impacted in the community.
“[We were] shocked and devastated, but thankful that my nephew is alive,” Joanie’s sister Amanda Jones said.
According to police, at noon on Saturday, Joanie Hendricks pulled her family’s car to the side of Dayton Pike, telling her husband, Brandon, to get out of the car.
Instead, investigators say he turned to her, revolver in hand, and fired multiple shots at his wife — his young son as a witness.
“The suspect, Mr. Hendricks, he too called police and advised of what he had done. He just said they had been arguing and he lost it,” Soddy Daisy Police Captain Jeff Gann.
Police pronounced Joanie dead on scene.
Joanie graduated from Red Bank High School and worked at Middle Valley Animal Hospital in Hixson for almost two decades.
Jones says her sister will be remembered for her loving and caring personality.
“Her smile was just contagious,” Jones said. “She lit up a room. She was just happy and bubbly. She was just wonderful.”
That community is now coming together to support the family as they raise Joanie’s son, according to her sister.
“I love my sister very much. Justice will be served. My nephew will be taken care of. And she will be greatly missed by her family, and especially her mother, and especially her son,” Jones said.
Brandon Hendricks’ bond is set at 450-thousand dollars.
As for the family, if you would like to help, you can donated to the official GoFundMe page here.