Robert Heckerman

Feb. 9, 1953 - Dec. 26, 2017

Mr. Robert Heckerman, age 64,  passed  away  on  Dec.  26, 2017 in Lubbock. Services  will  be  held  on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sunset Funeral  Home-Americas,  9521 North Loop, El Paso, TX, with Dr. Rev. Lynn Lilly officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors at 1:30 p.m. in El Paso.  Services  entrusted  to Sunset Funeral Home-America Robert was born Feb. 9, 1953 in Fort Hood, TX to Donald and Vida  Heckerman.  Robert  was married to the late Peggy B. Heckerman in 1985. Robert joined the USAF in 1972, spent eight years as a Military Police Officer before becoming a Texas DPS Trooper from 1980 to 1986. He was Chief of Police in Littlefield, TX from 1986 to1988, until heading back to Texas DPS to pursue his dream of becoming a Texas Ranger. His dream was cut short by a tragic car accident that forced his retirement in 1989. He is survived by parents, Retired U.S. Army LTC Donald Heckerman and Vida Heckerman of Whitney, TX; brother, Don Heckerman  of Whitney, TX;  daughter,  Cynthia  Manross  and husband, Justin of Perryton, TX; grandchildren, Breeanne, Emily and Rowdy of Perryton TX, step-son, Raymond Roberts and wife, Christine of Lubbock, TX; step-son, Charles Roberts and wife, Darlene of Tucson, AZ. He  was  preceded  in death  by  his  brothers,  Joe  Brent  and David Heckerman.

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