July 8, 1952 - November 26, 2015
Visitation Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
Rex “Rick” Hecker, 63 of Mingo, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, November 26, 2015 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
Rick was born July 8, 1952 in Urbana, Ohio. He was a 1971 graduate of Urbana High School. He attended Quest Community Church in West Liberty. He was employed for many years by both Grimes Manufacturing and Trutec working as a machinist. Rick enjoyed fishing, nature, and had a passion for buying and selling books. He loved his family and will be missed by all.
Rick is survived by his wife of 40 years, Edna Christine (Bingham) Hecker; son, Phil (Amanda) Hecker; grandchildren, Kiara and Nate Hecker; two brothers, Mike (Lois) Hecker Jr. and Eric (Karen) Hecker; sisters, Cherie Black , Tina (Ron) Anderson , Betsy Siferd and Lisa (Jamie) Whitman in addition to several well-loved nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mryon D. and Barbara Jane (Huffman) Hecker Jr. and his son, Rex A. Hecker Jr.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, December 3, 2015 in VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Pastor Bill Walker officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM prior to the service. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the funeral home to help off-set funeral expenses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
So sorry to hear about your dad. Me and Lynn fell your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Rex was a great friend and such a godly man. We co-taught at KidZone and in Jamaica on the mission trip. We also shared the loss of a son which created a very special bond. I will miss his smile, hugs and prayers. He is celebrating and free from any health issues. I’m so happy for him but sad for the loss his home going has left all of us with. We will carry on and pick up the slack for caring for Edna. No worries my friend! 😇😢
We will miss Rex’s kind heart and gentle spirit. We enjoyed getting to know him at Quest and on our mission trips together to Arizona and Jamaica. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beloved Edna and family that he treasured so much.