Mr. Ralph Hendricks has a long history of service in Simpsonville. He began working for his father-in-law’s building supply business in 1940 and continues to be active in running Hendricks Properties, Inc. He served for 13 years on the Simpsonville City Council and then for 12 years as the mayor of Simpsonville. Hendricks and his wife, Marion, have provided support for many local organizations, including Greenville Technical College, Marietta Baptist Camp, Meals on Wheels, Greenville Rescue Mission, YMCA, Salvation Army, and the Greenville Literacy Association. The Simpsonville Library was named in his honor.