Donald James Heck

09/03/1939 - 03/22/2022


Donald James Heck

09/03/1939 - 03/22/2022


Obituary For Donald James Heck

Donald James Heck, 82, of Jacksonville, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. He was born in Metropolitan Hospital, New York City, New York on September 3, 1939, to the late William Henry and Helen Alice (Randles) Heck.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 60 memorable years, Catherine Elizabeth (Charlton) Heck; Son; Donald James Heck, Jr. of Jacksonville, NC, and Daughters; Deborah Ann Brookhart of Evergreen Park, IL and Donna Marie Hellberg of Alexandria, VA. He is also survived by his 6 wonderful grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren.

Donald is preceded in death by his 9 siblings, to include his Brothers; George Heck, Charles Edward Delauder Heck, William Henry Heck Jr., Harold David Heck, Willard Hayes Heck, and Sisters; Mary Rilla McMonigle, Helen Alice Kennedy, Caroline Grace Heck, Nora Ann Heck.

After 28 dedicated years of service in the United States Marine Corps, Donald retired a
Master Gunnery Sergeant. Donald also had a second career in the Civil Service.

Donald was also a lifetime member of the Disabled Americans Veterans, Marine Corps
League, and Military Order of the Devil Dogs.

Burial will be on Thursday, March 31 at 2:00pm at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans
Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC.

Johnson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Heck family. Please, share Memories and Condolences with the family by clicking on "Share-A-Memory" tab.

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  • 03/30/2022

  • 03/30/2022

    Best neighbor one could ever have, always looking out for others and going beyond any limits to be that helping hand. I offer my deepest condolences to Catherine and family. Bill & Mary Woodard

  • 03/30/2022

    We are so sorry for your loss but glad there is no more pain. As I type this I can hear your voice Don. I use to love reading your posts and messages to me "young lady" you would say. I am unable to be there during your celebration of life but will be there in spirit. RIP Don. My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time! Brett and Patti

  • 03/25/2022

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most somber moment. May the Grace of God give you Strength and Guidance. 🙏🙏🙏

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