LARRY J. HECK left this world on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, after a struggle with lymphoma and its complications. He was the youngest child of Ivan Glen and May Midkiff Heck, born in June 1944 in Park Circle, Kenova, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jennings, Bill and Frank; and two sisters, Rose Hatten and Lois Treadway. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Jo Bradley Heck; beloved son, Bradley Glen Heck (Heather); one sister-in-law, Betty Heck; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind two special friends, David Pennington and Bill Bailey. Larry graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School, West Virginia Tech and Marshall University. During his career, he was a teacher, coached at Raceland, Ky., High School, Vinson High School and finally returned to his alma mater, Ceredo-Kenova High School, to coach for a few years. He developed and was the administrator of the Northern Wayne County Vocational School, then retired as an Assistant Superintendent. He proudly represented Wayne County in the WV House of Delegates for three terms. Due to the current pandemic, services will be graveside 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25, at Spring Valley Memory Gardens with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Those attending are asked to wear a mask, socially distance and are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be no visitation and no procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Raceland Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 85, Worthington, KY 41183, or the Spring Valley High School Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 1222, Ceredo, WV 25507. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
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