David Ray Heck

Born: Sat., Jun. 17, 1944
Died: Mon., Feb. 11, 2013

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David Ray "Jake" Heck, 68, Oblong, Illinois passed away at 8:45 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2013, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois.

Born in Oblong, Illinois on June 17, 1944, he was the son of Ray Bruce Heck and Leah F. (Banning) Heck. He was a graduate of Oblong High School ~ Class of 1963. He was a factory worker and on the side he repaired C.B. Radios and small electronics. He was a member of the Oblong Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed playing pool; working on cars; driving around and going to the drive-in; going target shooting with Gene Wilson; watching movies; playing card games with his nieces and enjoyed good times with others. He had an infectious laugh. Despite a life long illness, David believed in living life to the fullest every day. He shared his characteristic determination, sense of humor and positive attitude with us all.

Survivors include his mother, Leah F. Heck, Oblong, Illinois; three nieces, Lisa Wilson and Kathy Wilson, both of Oblong, Illinois and Anita & Tim Benoit, Midlothian, Texas; great nephews, Chris, James & Cody Wilson all of Oblong, Illinois and great-nieces, Nicole and Jessica Benoit, Midlothian, Texas; several cousins; one uncle, Kenny & Nancy Banning, Robinson, Illinois; and two aunts, Ruth Yager, Athens, Illinois and Mary Green, Casey, Illinois.

Preceding him in death was his father, Ray B. Heck; three sisters, Barbara & Beverly Heck and Glenda Sue Heck Wilson; grandparents, Milo & Rachel Banning and C. O. & Louella Heck.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois. Visitation is from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013 and 8:00 a.m. Friday until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Wesleyan Church with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

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