Garth “Uncle Lee” Hedge

July 29, 2014

Garth “Uncle Lee” Hedge 77, passed away, July 29, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. at his home. He was surrounded by many loving family members and friends. He was born in Frankfort on August 19, 1936 to Cleo Clifford Hedge & Velma (Randalls) Hedge. He was raised by his great aunt & uncle, Mark and Mattie Booher, after the passing of his mother when he was 18 months old. He attended schools in Thorntown, Indiana. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1954-1957. Upon leaving the service he moved to California and worked for Pacific Gas & Electric. While in California he drove for NASCAR Stock Car Hobby racing and still has his original license and pin from 1962. He then worked at Exide Battery in Frankfort for 34 ½ years, retiring in 1998. He was an avid country music lover and played music for 60 years with several bands. The last several years, he played with the StoneCreek Band. Music and family were his life.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Friday, August 1st from 3-7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 2nd at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Scott Cemetery, Scircleville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Garth married the former Patty Click on October 17, 1964 at the First Nazarene Church in Frankfort. They have a son, Toby (Rhonda) Hedge of Frankfort, daughter, Penny Hedge of Frankfort, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also had many nieces and nephews who were all special to him. A brother, Harley Hedge of Kokomo and two sisters, Nancy Strange and Phyllis Green both of Indianapolis survive him. Also surviving are a son, Alan Patterson of Tennessee and two daughters, Carol Thorn of Tennessee and Cheryl Snider of Morgantown, from a previous marriage.


14 Condolences for “Garth “Uncle Lee” Hedge”

  1. kelly scott July 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    My sympathy and prayers go out to all loved ones…you will be missed dearly by all!! Such a wonderful person sent to heaven…fly high Lee!! <3

  2. Ken Click July 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    To Pat and family members.
    I am sadden to hear of Uncle Lee’s passing. I enjoyed the times I came home and was able to see everyone. Uncle Lee would always ask me to move back home to play music with him and you, Pat. He will be missed by so many. So sorry I will not be there to support you all.
    You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love to all of you.
    Your cousin,
    Ken Click

  3. stephani anderson July 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I love you papaw so much and I will miss you more than ever! Fly high and watch over all of us. I will never forget everything I have learned from you. Punkin will be taken care of. I love you and I will see you again one day.

  4. Dave and Patty Brumbarger July 31, 2014 at 1:39 am

    It saddens us to hear of the passing of Lee. Dave spent many years working with Lee, and we spent a lot of time lisening to the Hedge’s play music He will be missed by a lot of people Payer go out to Pat and the family dealing with their sorrow.

  5. Melissa Smith July 31, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I grew up with “Uncle Lee” as my neighbor, such a wonderful and talented man! My prayers are with you all. I have always enjoyed going to the gatherings at their house and listening to the music, I looked forward to it as a kid:) Big Hugs to you all! Going to miss him and his sweetness.

  6. Margie Walters July 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Saddened to hear of the passing of Lee. He was a very nice man! He surely had a wonderful and full life and that I am glad for him. I hope his family and friends find peace!

  7. Mike and Terry Davis July 31, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I am stunned to see this obit today, so very sad and thinking of you Pat and am so thankful to have known Lee and had the pleasure to play music with him and you too. I’ll think of him fondly every time I pick up my ole guitar!

  8. Pat King , Fred Moyer July 31, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    We will miss him sadly and yet we are so glad and proud to have been able to know him and loved him. He was Gods devoted son and loved every one. I have never heard him ever talk bad about any one. And he would give you his last dime if he thought you needed it. I am so proud to be able to say that he is my uncle. My beloved uncle may you rest in peace. We love you Aunt Pat, you will always be in my heart. May God bless you and put you in his favor as you go through this trying time. love you.

  9. Keith Gephart August 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Prayers to the Hedge family, Lee was the best musician I had ever met and talent beyond belief. May he forever play his music in heaven as the angels dance…rest in peace Lee.

  10. Roger Gregory August 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Pat really sorry to hear about Lee, prayers are with you from the whole Gregory family. .

  11. Susan (Schmitt) Armstrong August 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Aunt Pat, Toby, and Penny,
    Thinking of you all today. May Gods strength surround you all through this difficult time. Good times and good memories keep your heart smiling. Uncle Lee will be greatly missed but the memories will last forever. Love you all, Susie

  12. Zenaida Loveless-Klutzke August 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    My sympathy and condolences to the family. Lee was a very nice man who always was very polite to me whenever we spoke. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  13. Denny & Shirley Hollis August 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Pat an family. So sorry to hear about Lee. Have a lot of fond memories with you both. Starting with the marriage service, an that cool convertible.
    Denny (mouse) & Shirley Hollis
    Houston, TX

  14. Dave and Lonette Parker August 18, 2014 at 5:44 am

    We are so sorry for your loss . I remember good times, played a few tunes at his home. He loved sharing his music and home with his friends. Very nice, caring man. You and your family will be in our prayers.

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