Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Thomas W. Heckerd

Thomas W. Heckerd, age 70, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Mifflin Care Center in Mansfield.

He was born February 25, 1940 in Bloomville, Ohio the son of the late Marion D. and Mary K. (Kline) Heckerd. He was a 1958 graduate of New Washington High School and was an Army veteran. Mr. Heckerd was a retired employee of GM in Sandusky and was a member of the Mansfield AmVets.

Tom is survived by 5 children: Berry (Kathryn Diane) Heckerd, Andy Heckerd, Michelle Heckerd, Patrick (Darby) Heckerd, Ted (Dawn) Heckerd; 3 step children: Denise (Barry) White of Tiro, Debbie (Robert) Laferty of Tiro, Graig Osborne of Shelby; 19 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; The mother of his children: Anna Heckerd; 2 step sisters: Marleen Raric and Helen Lou Thomson. He was preceded in death by his wife: Geraldine Adams Heckerd in 2006.

Friends may call on Monday, July 19, 2010 from 10-11 AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM by Rev. S.T. Adkins. Burial will be in the Veterans Honor Grounds at Mansfield Cemetery with military honors by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial expressions may be made to the family. On-line condolences may be made at

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