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Arthur E. Hecke Jr.

May 19, 1952 — June 22, 2023

Hope Mills


Art Hecke, Jr. 71 of Hope Mills, NC passed away after a long fight with Parkinson’s Disease on June 22, 2023. He was born in Bangor Michigan on May 19, 1952. He served in the US Army from 1970-1974. He was stationed at Fort Bragg.

Art was preceded in death by his father and mother, Arthur Sr and Alice Hecke; and his brother, Michael Hecke. Art is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Hecke; his son and his wife, Brian and Stephanie Hecke; his daughter, Lisa Hecke; grandchildren, Cherylanne James and her husband Zach, Zachary Hecke and his wife Abby, Emma Hecke, Steven Ricketts, and Arthur “Ryan” Ricketts; great grandson, Harrison James.

Art was an active member of Southview Baptist church where he served in many capacities.  He specifically enjoyed leading his Journey group where he formed lifelong friendships. 

Art loved Jesus and his family. He adored his grandchildren and spent as much time as possible with them.  He loved to laugh and make other people laugh.  He loved sharing a good meal with family and friends. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of life will be held at Southview Baptist Church, Sunday June 25 at 3 p.m. If you would like to honor Art, please consider making a donation to Cone Health Parkinson’s and Movements Disorders Program, by mail at 301 E. Wendover Ave., Suite 310, Greensboro NC 27401; or online at, to remember his fight against Parkinson’s Disease, and the family history of Huntington’s Disease.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Southview Baptist Church

4089 Elk Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348

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