Edward Junior Hecht, 87, of Gerald, MO passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence near Gerald.
Edward was born in Leslie on November 1, 1925 to the late Julius E. and Mabel E. (Koelling) Hecht. On July 30, 1955, in Sullivan, he was united in marriage to LaVerne Copeland. He was a member of the New Friendship Baptist Church near Gerald. He had served his country with the United Sates Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the Gerald VFW Post.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Hadley Hecht.
His survivors include his wife, LaVerne; children, Richard Hecht and Rhonda Barringhaus and husband Kirk all of Gerald; and by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Gerald with Pastor Dennis Vickers officiating. Burial was in the New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery near Gerald with full military honors.