John Edward Hegel, 65 of Mount Olive, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 8:43 a.m. at Anderson Hospital, Maryville. He was born on May 18, 1955, in Litchfield to the late Roy Edward Hegel and Leona Mae Jackson Hegel Machuga.
John attended Mt. Olive Public Schools and Mt. Olive High School. He was a retired truck driver and former Mt. Olive Township Commissioner. He enjoyed tinkering with cars and motors as a hobby and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He leaves behind three daughters, Christine (Ken) Wolf of Mt. Olive, Denise Hegel of Mt. Olive, and Tonya Hegel of Mt. Olive; three brothers, Kenneth (Betty) Hegel of Bowling Green, KY, Harry (Dawn) Hegel of Litchfield, and Dennis (Brenda) Hegel of Walshsville; two sisters, Shirley “Frosti” Bradley of Litchfield and Mary Ann Lowe of Staunton; sister-in-law, Carol Hegel of Mt. Olive; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Hegel; one granddaughter, Ricki Lynn Jackson; and step-father, Elmer Machuga.
Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. at Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Please wear masks and observe social distancing. Memorials are suggested to the family. Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.