It is with great personal sadness that I announce the passing of another good friend.
The following is a notice from the RJ Hedley family via the L.W. Seecamp forum:
One of the Greatest Holster Makers that ever lived, Robert J Hedley, (1931-2009)
On Friday September 4, 2009 we lost a great man, father, friend, teacher, and holster maker. We thank you all for your constant thoughts and prayers that brought us peace and hope through the many months of Dad’s illness. But we thank you most of all for the respect and love you showed to our Dad. He made a lot of genuine friendships through the forum. Services will be held at Kersey’s Funeral Home in Auburndale, FL on Thursday September 10th, at 6pm. Our family is asking that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Good Shepard Hospice, they were a true blessing on that final day. www.goodshepherdhospice.org
ROBERT JAMES HEDLEY, 78
WINTER HAVEN - Robert James Hedley, 78, born February 17, 1931 to Edith and Norman Hedley in Winter Haven, Florida, passed away on Friday September 4th at Auburndale Hospice from cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lou Ellen Watson Hedley and sons James David of Dayton, TX, Philip Van Estes of Bander, TX, Lyle Keith of Lakeland, Cass Kevin and his wife Susan of Auburndale, one daughter Lisa K. Stebbins and one granddaughter Samantha Jo Nicole Stebbins of Winter Haven, one sister Patricia Ann Jackson of Winter Haven, and one brother Richard Norman Hedley of Lake Alfred. One son Robert Dennis preceded Robert J. in death.
He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and was awarded a bronze star, authorized by Major John Eisenhower. His most rewarding venture has been as a designer and maker of pocket holsters.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Good Shepard Hospice. We will gather with friends to celebrate his life from 6-8pm Thursday, September 10th at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 East lake Stella Drive in Auburndale.