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1942 Phil 2024

Phillip Glen Heckerson Sr.

November 19, 1942 — January 29, 2024

Cape Carteret

Phillip Glen Heckerson Sr. passed away on January 29, 2024, at the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC after an extended illness from cancer.

Phil was born on November 19, 1942, in Fort Valley, Georgia to Harry and Bertha Sikes Heckerson who preceded him in death, as did his wife, Brenda Bailey Heckerson.

Phil graduated from Tift County High School in Tifton, Georgia. He graduated with an AA in business from Southern Tech. His career was in Textile Management, he also was self-employed as a garage owner and later a North Carolina state employee, where he used his love of vehicles working for the DMV License and Theft Bureau.

Phil resided most of his adult life in North Carolina in Durham, Harnett, and Wake Counties, before retiring with the love of his life, Carolyn, to the Crystal Coast.

He was a man who helped anyone in distress, he loved fishing, Georgia Bulldogs, Duke, and the Triangle Miata Roadsters. He was known to family and friends as "The Dog Whisperer". Earlier he was a Boy Scouts of America Scout Master, and a Little League baseball coach.

He is survived by his only child, Phillip Glen Heckerson Jr. and life partner Tina Hart of New Bern NC; sister-in-law, Carlyne Bailey Pearson of Tifton, GA; and his life partner, Carolyn Carter Foust of their home in Cape Carteret, NC, along with her children, Angela and Bill Milani of Newport, NC, and Kelly and Michelle Foust of Wake Forest, NC.

Donations may be made to the Carteret County Humane Society or the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House.

A private interment of his ashes will be performed as per his request. There will be a celebration of life of this remarkable man's legacy in the Spring, his favorite time of year.

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, NC. www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

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