In Memory of

David Michael Heckadon

October 23, 1952 - April 12, 2018


David “Duck” Heckadon, 65, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away April 12, 2018 at his home. Visitation will be Wednesday April 25, at Langsford Funeral Home, from 10-11am. Memorial services will start at 11am. Burial will follow in Higginsville Veterans Cemetery at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the MS Society or the DAV.

Duck was born October 23, 1952 in Kansas City, KS. He married Diana Heckadon on May 14, 1983. Duck joined the Navy February 1971 and retired March 1989. He served in Vietnam and was on the USS Ticonderoga and the USS Constellation. He was on the recovery missions for Apollo 16, 17, and Skylab II. Duck traveled around the world and enjoyed his job. Duck is preceded in death by his parents, Earland and Annie Heckadon; brother, Danny Heckadon; and both maternal grandparents. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Diana; sons, Robert (Jaimi), of KCMO, Christopher (Tobey) of Lee’s Summit, MO, and James (Laci) of Little Elm, TX; brother, Larry, of KCMO; sister, Susie Stark, of KCMO; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Duck was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will truly be missed by his family and friends.

RIP Duck. You deserve it.


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RIP loving brother in law, great friend.. I will miss you tremendously

Patty and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, Chris. We will be out of town, and unable to attend the service, but want you to know we’re thinking of you, and praying for the entire Heckadon family. I never met your dad, but I’m sure he was an incredible guy. Out hope is that fond memories of life with your dad will live on forever.

So sorry to hear of Ducks passing. Our Prayers to Diana and the family. All our love. The Leutys

Diana, we are so sorry to hear about Duck. He was truly one of a kind. You and the boys are in our prayers at this difficult time. Andrea and Dale Pilgrim

The Heckadon Family: So sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved husband and father. I knew Duck when I worked for the Navy in Olathe. He had a wonderful sense of humor and I recall his deep devotion to his boys. My prayer is that you find comfort and peace from our Lord at this time.

So sorry for your loss. My prayers continue for the entire Heckadon family. May God grant you His peace.

In memory of David Michael “Duck” Heckadon. A good man who served his country proudly.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063