Born May 27, 1944, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Cecil "Snooks" Hedges and Dorothy Viola "Vi" Pine Hedges.
He had retired from the Washington Health Department in Hagerstown as a sanitarian.
He had a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shepherd College and his master's degree from Shippensburg, Pa.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennell R. Hedges of Carroll County, Md.; and one brother, Scott M. Hedges and wife, Mary, of Martinsburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jennifer Lynne (Williams) Hedges.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg with Deacon David Galvin officiating. Interment will be held in Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Purple Heart, P.O. Box 49, Annandale, VA 22003; or the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 843, Martinsburg, WV 25402.