Alan C. Hedrick, 77, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
He was born March 15, 1933, to V.T. and Neita Ewing Hedrick in Cherokee, Okla.
He married Patsy Burnett June 2, 1953, in Fort Hood, Texas. She survives.
He graduated from high school in Woodward, Okla., with the class of 1952.
He worked in the Oil Field. He entered the U.S. Army where he served in Germany. He attended Telegraph School, and then began working for the railroad for three years. He ran Lindsey Water Softener Company in Woodward for a number of years. He worked for Empire Construction in Stratford, Texas, as a welder. He worked for Southern Union Gas until 1984 and was transferred to Hooker, Okla., and retired in 1995. He has worked for Earth Tech for many years up until his death.
He was a ham radio operator.
Other survivors include seven sons, Joseph and wife, Michelle, Tyrone, Okla., Terry and wife, Dessie, Hugoton, Tim and wife, Parish, Hooker, Okla., Steve and wife, Deanna, Hooker, Scott and wife, Kelli, Turpin, Okla., Sam and wife, Trish, Bethany, Okla., and Kelly, Liberal; two daughters, Alana Smalts and husband, Kam, Hooker, and Laurie Hedrick, Hooker; two brothers, Bryce Hedrick and wife, Mary Lou, Pretty Prairie, and Larry Hedrick, Apache Junction, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, John, and two grandchildren, Chad and Carman.
o Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Etna Cemetery near Geary, Okla., with Pastor Todd Tamara of Council Road Baptist Church in Oklahoma City presiding.
Condolences may be left at robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com.