Teddy Hedgecock, Long-Time Professional Photographer, Dies

Teddy Hedgecock, Long-Time Professional Photographer, Dies

Teddy Glenn Hedgecock passed away peacefully on April 1. He was 87.

He was born on February 14, 1933 to the late Walter and Lida (Rollins) Hedgecock, of Mabscott, West Virginia.

Upon graduation from Trap Hill High School in Beckley, Teddy enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After his enlistment, he attended Auburn University where he played football and was quarterback for several years.

After attending Auburn, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he gained his love and desire for photography. He was stationed in Germany throughout most of his military career.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years of marriage Fonda Sue (Fitzgerald) Hedgecock, daughter Pamela Sue (Scot) Belville and son Jeffrey Wayne (Lisa) Hedgecock, all of Huntington.

Also surviving Teddy is his sister Connie Silverstein.

He is preceded in death by sisters Mabel Reynolds and Margaret Tolbert, and brothers Walter “Jr” and Eugene “Ace” Hedgecock.

Teddy adored his grandchildren - Christi Ann Avilez of Charleston, S.C., Misti Ann Belville of Huntington andMeredith Ann (Tyler) Brennan of Annapolis, Md.;
great-granddaughters  Erica Ann Belville of Huntington, and Sadie Elizabeth and Piper Grace Brennan of Annapolis; great- grandson Lance Corporal Anson Fykes United States Marines Corps and great-great granddaughter Ava Jynnae McGuire of Huntington.

Friends and family will remember Teddy as a great husband, teacher of photography, coach, mentor, and a great father figure.

Teddy always wore a shirt with a pocket which he had mechanical pencils, pens, slide ruler and a small notebook tucked away in a pocket protector. Teddy worked for the Corps of Engineers.

He and his wife Fonda were members of Grace Gospel Church in Huntington, where they both taught Sunday School for many years. Teddy was always humming or singing hymns throughout the day.

Teddy and Fonda started Hedgecock’s Studio of Photography in 1962. He was a member of Tri-Angle Institute of Photography, Winnona School of Photography, Professional Photographers of America for over 35 years and was awarded a lifetime member of the West Virginia Professional Photographers.

Teddy was active in Little League baseball and Tri-State Midget League Football.
Teddy kept working at the studio until five years ago when his son Jeffrey took over to continue his legacy of being in business for 58 years. Hedgecock’s Photography will continue on as he would have wanted, as this was his passion in life.

If you are reading these quotes we feel that you would have heard him say

“Greetings and Hallucination’s!”

“You’re lookin good – but not to good lookin!”

“I can park a semi in there as long as you can get a piece of paper between bumpers”

“Hey what’s shaking? Ain’t nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees and they wouldn’t be shaking if it wasn’t for the breeze”

Teddy selflessly chose to donate his body to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for the advancement of science and education. A celebration of life service will be held at Grace Gospel Church at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or food, friends are asked to make a donation in Teddy’s memory to the Professional Photographers of West Virginia 919 5th Ave., Huntington or to the Lupus Foundation of America,2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037.

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