Richard Joseph "Rick" Hehnen

Born in Memphis, TN on December 12, 1946

Departed on July 2, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Richard Joseph “Rick” Hehnen, 72, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Preceded in death by his parents; George Albert Hehnen and Anne Estelle Weinman, siblings; Thomas Hehnen, Gary Hehnen and Joanne Wells. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Linda Ann Hehnen, children; Michael Wade Hehnen, Stacey Ruth Wakefield (Howard), sister, Lisa Anne Wright, grandchildren; Becca Kaylor, Brandon Kaylor and Mikayla Wakefield. Rick is also survived by his Dachshund, “Max”, along with many extended family and friends.

Rick was born on December 12, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Father Ryan High School and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in business. Rick was a United States Army and Vietnam veteran. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 240 in Hendersonville and Disabled American Veterans.

Rick had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed watching movies, especially superhero movies. He was an avid NASCAR fan, his favorite driver being Dale Earnhardt Sr. He liked to travel with favorite destinations that included Cape May, New Jersey, Panama City, Dauphin Island and whitewater rafting in Nantahala, North Carolina. He enjoyed listening to all types of music, especially classic rock. Rick found true happiness spending time with his family. Whether it was gathering in the dining room for Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings or relaxing on the patio grilling, surrounded by family and friends. Rick was an honest, rational and logical thinking man who also had a sense of humor. He was a loving and responsible husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Saturday, July 20th from 12:00PM – 4:00PM, with Military Honors at 4PM.

6 Comments to Richard Joseph "Rick" Hehnen

  1. Stacey Hehnen Wakefield
    July 16, 2019 8:30 pm

    I never knew my heart could hurt so much. I’ve missed you since you left. I missed you yesterday, today, and I’ll miss tomorrow, and for always. I love you daddy.

  2. Susan mathey
    July 17, 2019 6:13 am

    Sorry for ur loss, prayers to u an ur family.

  3. Welton Wells
    July 17, 2019 10:46 am

    I plan to be there.

  4. Phyllis Hehnen-Brown
    July 18, 2019 1:24 pm

    I would love to attend but due to health issues(vertigo) my doctor has grounded me.

    I loved, respected and cared about Rick. I will miss our weekly happy calls to each other. He always ended the call with ” love you all ” meaning my son and myself.

    Please find Gary and go white water rafting again.

  5. Dottie Floyd
    July 19, 2019 12:14 am

    So sorry for your earthly loss. I have lost both my parents and know how you must hurt. But remember all the good memories.

  6. Monica Marie Mayo
    July 19, 2019 10:14 am

    Thinking of you all in your time off loss. Remember he will always be with you! Love all of you guys!!

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