Sylvester “Sonny”‘s Obituary Sylvester “Sonny” C. Heckard, 87, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Avon Park, Florida. Sonny was born on August 31, 1931 to the late Leroy and Hilda Mae (Richardson) Heckard in Remus, Michigan. After coming to Avon Park from Michigan in the early 1950’s, he met and married Betty (Childers) Heckard and they were married for 62 years. Sonny was a veteran with the US Air Force and enjoyed bowling and woodworking. As a member of First Baptist Church of Avon Park, he was a deacon, involved in the bus ministry, served on the building and grounds committee, and was active in the Florida Disaster Relief and the Florida Baptist Children’s Home. Sonny is survived by his wife, Betty Heckard of Avon Park, Florida; Daughter, Robyn McIntyre (Kevin) of Avon Park, Florida; Son, Jeff Heckard of Miami, Florida; Sisters, Violet Brisboy of Michigan; Bernice Castelein (Lawrence) of Michigan; Brother, Darwin Heckard (Seena) of Michigan; Grandchildren, TJ McIntyre (Nancy); Matt McIntyre (Nikki); Ryne McIntyre (Kendall); Trina Talley (Buddy); Justin Heckard (Gillian); Nikki Simmons; Great-Grandchildren, Kassie McIntyre; Kody McIntyre; Kolby McIntyre; Gunner McIntyre; Kyle McIntyre; Perry McIntyre; Madison Talley; Logan Talley; Riley Simmons; Braden Simmons; Cheryl Simmons; Regan Delaney Heckard. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his Brother, Bill Heckard. Funeral Services will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:00pm at First Baptist Church Avon Park. Family will receive friends beginning at 2:00pm. Graveside services will be held Monday, January 21, 2019 at 10:00am at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bus Fund, C/O First Baptist Church, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Services entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home 111 East Circle Street Avon Park, FL 33825 Online condolences may be left at: www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sylvester Sonny C Heckard August 31 1931 January 16 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Avon Park, state: Florida