Thursday, June 12, 2008

OBT: Gary Hecht

Robert Gary Hecht

SAN ANTONIO — Robert “Gary” Hecht, 61, a Kerrville resident for more than 13 years, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008, in a San Antonio hospital.

He was born in Kermit, Texas, to Martha and A.C. Hecht, but spent most of his childhood in Junction. He graduated from Junction High School in 1965 and Texas Tech University in 1969. On May 16, 1970, he married Lynn Ferrell and shortly thereafter moved to Abilene, Texas, then to Austin, followed by a move to Houston, and has since resided in Kerrville.

Gary was an avid animal lover, leading to he and Lynn’s ownership of a local pet store for the last 12 years. He was also an active member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association, Hill Country Chapter, annually helping to raise money for scholarships for local youth. He also volunteered for American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America, participating in fund-raising.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Hecht; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bill Cardwell; stepfather, Milton Schulz; father-in-law, Jim Ferrell; daughter and son-in-law, Hilary and Kyle Marshall; daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Beaux Cook; grandchildren, Jackson and Garrett Marshall and Holland Cook; and two nephews and their families.

He was predeceased by his mother, Martha Schulz; father, A.C. Hecht; and mother-in-law, Billie Ferrell.

Gary/Dad/Paw-Paw/Uncle Gary will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Donations in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association or the Texas Tech Alumni Association.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, officiated by the Rev. Stockton Williams. Burial will be held privately.

The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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