WILLIAM B. HECTOR(1942-2013)

William Berthold Hector Sr., 70, formerly of DeKalb Ill., passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, from complications of diabetes.

Born Sept. 27, 1942 to Donald DeWitt and Marian Jean Hector in DeKalb, William graduated from DeKalb High School in 1960 and worked at Wurlitzer Piano in DeKalb. In 1970, he married the late Florence Olive Fowler and moved to Albuquerque where he worked as a security guard at the First National Bank of Albuquerque.

He is survived by his mother, Marian Jean Hector of Billings, Mont.; his brothers, David Hector of Billings, Robert Hector of Reno, Nev., and Allan Hector of DeKalb; his children, William Hector, Jr. of Wilmington, N.C., Donna Hector of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Sean Hector of Albuquerque, and step-children Kenneth Fowler and Tina Hicks of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald DeWitt Hector and his wife, Florence Olive Hector. He was an avid historian and member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, shooting, traveling and spending time with his family.

A memorial service for William and Florence Hector is scheduled for Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Las Colinas Village, 500 Paisano Street, Albuquerque, N.M.
Published in Daily Chronicle, The MidWeek and the Valley Free Press on Aug. 14, 2013