Tilmon "TH" Howard Heck, Jr.

April 8, 1934 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 85)


Tilmon Howard “TH” Heck, Jr., 85 of Speedwell, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Fort Sanders Medical Center, Knoxville.  He was born on April 8, 1934 in Speedwell, TN a son of the late Tilmon Howard and Kate Miracle Heck.  He had been a foreman for the State of Tennessee Highway Department. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lee Jones Heck; brothers, Aaron, Olen, Clayton, Frank and Nathaniel (San); sister, Lola; nieces, Kimberly Heck and Shirley McClanhan; nephews, Olen Ray Heck and special nephew, Rusty Beeler.

Survivors include his sister, Edith Heck Hall; special friends, Johnny and Denise Leach and Wayne Brown along with a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.  Special thanks to Amedisys for the excellent care.

Services will be at 7:00 PM Saturday at the Arnett & Steele Valley Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Branscomb and Rev. Thomas Cutcher.  The obituary will be read by Amanda English.  Music will be by the Glory Road Boys. 

Burial will be on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 PM. in the Greasy Hollow Cemetery in Speedwell, TN  The family and friends will leave from the funeral home at 1:30 PM to go to the cemetery in procession.  Pallbearers will be Keith Stafford, Ronnie Carey, Mike Slaven, Kenny Treece, Dennis Graves and Sherman Turner.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 7, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Arnett & Steele Valley Chapel, Harrogate, which is honored to serve the family and friends of Tilmon Howard Heck, Jr.  Light a candle of remembrance and sign the guest register at

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December 7, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Arnett & Steele Valley Chapel
6340 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752

Graveside Service
December 8, 2019

2:00 PM
Greasy Hollow Cemetery
Greasy Hollow Road
Speedwell, TN 37870

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