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“Praying for comfort and peace for y`all as you grieve David´s passing. Sending sincere sympathy to you all. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Anita (Cooke) Payne-Landgraf

“Judy and David, I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I would be at the funeral if possible, but I am a 24/7 caregiver for my sister-in-law near...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Norma Cooke Ridenhour - Family

“Loved exchanging "dumb" jokes with David! ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Sheena Williams - Valdese, NC


David Ray Hedrick, 70, of Valdese passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022 unexpectedly.
David was born on May 21, 1952 in Catawba County to the late Hansen Hedrick and Margaret Cooke Hedrick. He loved to fish and enjoyed staying home to watch television with his sidekick, Bobbit the Cat. He was a proud Navy veteran of six years.
Those left to cherish his memory include his sister, Judy Hughes; brother, Richard "Rick" Hedrick (Rita); children; Lisa Peile (Steven), Erica Oliphant (James), Keith Hedrick, and Joyce Hedrick; grandchildren; Dominic, Christina, Jenna, Jason, Jack, Jessie, and Joseph; nephews, Craig Collins, Jr., and Andrew Hughes; nieces, Hope Wenk (Scott) and Lauren Lorello (Waverly); and his special friend and companion, Anita Andrews.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Warlick's Baptist Church Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the United States Navy and the Caldwell County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burke County Friends for Animals at 417 Kirksey Dr., Morganton, NC 28655.
An online guestbook and complete obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service and Cremations is serving the Hedrick family.

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