Jerry N. Hegler (MODOC, S.C.)

MODOC, S.C. - Mr. Jerry Neal (Big H) Hegler, Sr., 72, of Hwy 23 West, husband of the late Gail Hammack Hegler, died Thursday June 9, 2011 at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held Monday June 13, 2011 at 2 P.M. at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Hegler was a native of Jefferson, TN. and was of the Baptist Faith. Though he lived in Modoc for most of his life, he traveled extensively while working for Crane Construction Company of Northbrook, Ill. from which he retired. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and CB radios. His biggest passion was his family. Jerry loved to have cook-outs, BBQ's and family dinners (especially Thanksgiving) to enjoy all the children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Survivors include four children- Crystal (Bobby) Hunt, Jerry Neal Hegler, Jr., Janie (Gary) Stevens, Vincent (Melody) Hegler. 2 Brothers- Charles (Dot) Hegler, Mickey (Susan) Hegler; 1 Sister- Maryanne Brewster. 14 Grandchildren, and many Great-Grandchildren, nieces and nephews, plus one four legged constant companion "Myrtle". He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to express their great appreciation to the entire staff of 10 West of University Hospital and Dr.'s Townsend, Trillo, and Tamillo for their excellent care, concern, and support for Jerry and his family during his illness. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-June 11, 2011