Walter P. Heck age 74 of Marshall, TX went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 20, 2017 after a short illness. He was born in Covington, LA on July 17, 1942 to Viola and Walter Heck.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Colonial Chapel at Sullivan Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Officiating will be Bro. Dick Sawyer and Bro. Jace Roberts. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. Burial will follow the service at Colonial Gardens Cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Heck proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Honor Guard. He enjoyed going to garage sales, and tinkering with tractors and cars. Walter was a very Christian man that was ordained as a Deacon 38 years ago at Clearview Baptist Church in Marshall. He and his wife Lucy also spent six years at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall as hospital Chaplains and ministered together at local nursing homes.
Mr. Heck was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Lee Heck. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lucy Clark Heck; three children, Ginger Forbus and fiance Jody Howard, Walter “Dick” Heck and wife Vicky, and Stacie Jackson and husband James; six grandchildren, Ashley Benavidez and husband Ruben, Justin and Travis Heck, Andrew, Timothy and Nikolas Jackson; great-grandchild, Alec Benavidez; two sisters, Joyce and Linda; and a host of friends.
Mr. Heck's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org , the American Lung Association at www.lung.org or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
May 23, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sullivan Funeral Home
100 East Travis
Marshall, TX 75670
Hwy 31 South
Marshall, TX 75672
May 24, 2017
2:00 PM to TBD
The Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home
100 East Travis Street
Marshall, TX 75670