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Jimmie R. “JJ” Heck

Sept. 7, 1956 – Dec. 5, 2021

Jimmie R. “JJ” Heck, 65, Anderson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis following a brief illness which was not associated with the COVID-19 virus.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1956, in Anderson, Ind. to Jimmy Heck and Rose (Crooks) Heck.

Mr. Heck was a 1975 graduate of Lapel High School where he played basketball and ran cross country. He retired after 34 years of service from Owens-Illinois Brockway.

Mr. Heck enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a big fan of IU Basketball and Alabama Football; “ROLL TIDE” He truly will be missed by his long-term buddies at Scampy’s Pub.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Heck of 25 years; two daughters, Shawna (Jim) Beemer and Nikki Heck (Misty Fippen); two grandchildren, Morgan Heck and Tyler Beemer; one sister, Cindy (Bill) Wallace; one brother, Terry (Christa) Heck.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donnie McFarland; and one sister, Kathy Heck-Knapp

Per request there will be no visitation at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home has been entrusted to the services.

Online condolences may be made at: www.hersbergerbozell.com