SHELBY-Philip "Phil" F. Hege, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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A native of Davidson County, he was the son of the late Adam and Hattie Walser Hege. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Eckard Hege.
Phil was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He was an active member and past council member of Ascension Lutheran Church. For the Shelby Lions Club, he served as treasurer for 43 years. He worked as office manager for the N.C. Department of Revenue and was chairman of the Shelby ABC Board. He loved to travel which extended over four continents. He also enjoyed gardening and making furniture. However, his greatest pleasure was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Phil is survived by his children, Scott Hege and wife Debby of Oswego, N.Y., and Karen Hege Hendrick and husband Drew of Palmyra, Va.; grandchildren, Madeleine Hendrick, Andrew Hendrick IV and wife Megan, Bryan Hendrick and wife Jessica, Kristin Chalifoux and fiancé Dee Hord, and Adam Hege; and sister, Pearl Hayman and husband Ernie of Beaufort.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiated By: The Rev. Jeff Erbskorn
Burial: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Hickory
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Hege
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 300 N. Lafayette Street, Shelby, N.C. 28150 or to the donor's choice.
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 1, 2013