Harold Glenn Heckathorne
Harold Glenn Heckathorne
  • October 5, 1930 - June 9, 2017
  • Payson, Arizona

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Harold Glenn Heckathorne 86, passed away on June 9, 2017 in Payson, AZ.

Known to most as "Heck" or simply "Glenn", he was born in New Castle, PA on October 5, 1930. He moved with his family to Phoenix, AZ in the summer of 1944 for his mom's health. He graduated in 1948 from North High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy Air Force for four years, was a Korean War Veteran and was honorably discharged in July 1952. Upon returning to Phoenix, he went to work for Arizona Public Service on September 9th, 1952 where he had a successful career until his retirement on May 31, 1989. He and his wife Jeri retired to Payson looking for cooler weather. They enjoyed many summers in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Canada with their travel trailer, before Jeri's passing. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He attended church at Payson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed a quiet retirement in Payson with his second wife, Peggy, who passed away in 2009.

In life, he answered to many names: Harold, Glenn, Heck, Dad, Grandpa, Papa Heck and Uncle Glenn. He also held many titles: Husband, Son, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle and Friend.

He is survived by three grandchildren, Breckyn (Roger) Kilgore, Shelbee (Bryan) Riese, Mason Linendoll, two great-grandchildren Carsyn Kilgore, Colton Kilgore, and son-in-law Tim Linendoll, all of Texas. He is also survived by five nephews and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amzi A. and Mabel M. (Garrett) Heckathorne, his first wife of 40 years Jeri, and his second wife of 13 years, Peggy. He was also preceded in death by both of his children, Vicki A. Schrum and Lani L. Linendoll, and his only sibling, W.R. "Reed" Heckathorne.

He will be missed.

On Friday June 16, 2017, there will be a viewing at 10:00 am and services at 11:00 am at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary Bethany Chapel at 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery.