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William Von Heffinger September 10, 1963 - October 12, 2021

Born: Tuesday Sep 10, 1963

Died: Tuesday Oct 12, 2021

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William "Von" Heffinger, 58 of Ridgeway, VA departed this life on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the UNC Rockingham Hospital.  He was born September 10, 1963 in Eden, NC., to Josephine Thacker Heffinger and the late William Hughes Heffinger.

A graveside service will be held Friday, October 15th at 2:00pm in the Mt. View Cemetery in Ridgeway, VA.  Von will lie in state Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Fair Funeral Home for those who wish to come by to pay their respects and sign the register book. Due to the current COVID conditions, the family has strickly requested no visitors at the home.

Von graduated from Drewry Mason High School in 1981 and later he graduated from Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, NC. He held various jobs from being a Radio Host, to being a Teacher, Coach, and most recently a Dispatcher at the Eden City Police Dept. for 13 years before becoming disabled.

Von was well loved by everyone and never met a stranger. He had a great love for music, especially beach music. It took him to his "Happy Place". He loved sports of all kind and was a huge North Carolina Tarheels fan. 

He is survived by his mother, Josephine Thacker Heffinger; sister Debbie (Wayne) Murdock; nephew, Curtis Murdock; and several aunts, and cousins.

Mr. Heffinger was preceded in death by his father, William Hughes Heffinger.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Josephine & Family: My sincere Condolences to you all. During this great loss! Sincerely, Renae Wall Randy Moore
Renae Wall
Mrs. Heffinger and Family, I am so sorry about the loss of your son. He was a very nice man. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Mary Jane Perdue
Mary Jane Perdue
We, the Club Regency Board, are so saddened to hear of Vons passing. As the president of Club Regency board, I can say that his presence will be greatly missed. We know how much he loved coming to Myrtle Beach and he mentioned many times of his love staying at Regency Towers. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Russ Grmberling
Von and I worked together keeping softbqll and basketball scores and done a very special proagram at Christmas. He was our rent a Santa. My dad and mom loved when we had time to come by house in between visits. And take pictures with von and my daddy. And my nephew. Prayers for the family. He will surely be missed.
Kathy Overby
So sorry for your loss. Von was a nice guy. Not everyone has the ability to be Santa Claus but I heard that Von did a great job. He will be missed. The family is in my prayers.
Terry Vernon
Rest In Peace Von Keeper always enjoyed our times together at the ball park.
Kay Gammon
To the family of Von Heffinger: I am so very sorry about the loss of Von. He was loved by many. I went to school with Von and was in band with him. He was always so kind and sweet to me and everyone around him. We kept in touch on facebook. I'm praying for you during this difficult time. Love, Tammy (Biggs) Davis (DMHS Class of 1982)
Tammy Davis
IWdm2 was deeply saddened to hear of Von's passing. Von was a very caring and loving man. He had a big heart . I met Von in the late 80s through my late husband Thomas who thought very highly of Von too. My love and prayers go out to his Mom and the rest of his family.
Lynda Wilson
I am so sorry to hear of your loss but so happy to know that Von has been promoted to heaven. I will be praying for all of you and hope to make it to the graveside on Friday. Brian Cockram PBC Class of 1988
Brian G Cockram
Sorry for your loss I didn’t know him personally but he was a dispatcher for us in Eden I know him by name and he was good at his job when he was there you are in our prayers (EFD)
Mike Farmer
We were so sorry to hear of Vons passing. I worked with him at Eden Police dept for 3 yrs.He was one of the sweetest souls I have ever known. He will be greatly missed. Sending love and hugs to his family and friends. Fly high my friend.
Sherry Foster-Derrick
I pray God will give you comfort and peace. Many prayers during this most difficult time🙏🏻 With deepest sympathy, Beverly Emerson
Beverly Emerson
Mrs. Huffinger, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how much you are hurting. I am praying for you and your family and friends. I graduated with Von from Drewry Mason and was part of the prayer group with Scott Galbreath. He was always friendly and kind with everyone. He will be missed. Love and Prayers, Patty Robertson
Patty Robertson
We want to say how sorry we are to hear of the passing of Von and you will all be in our prayers .
Curtis, Gail, Butch and Ray
I’m so sorry for your loss. Von was such a sweet person. Always nice and helpful to me when I started working at the 911 center.
April Poole
Bettye and I send our deepest condolences for the passing of Von. May the Lord surround you with His peace and love. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Eugene Strickland Clarksville, TN "Class of 81"
Eugene/Bettye Strickland
I was so sorry to hear of our cousin's passing. Another of his cousins just passed as well. Garry Heffinger was Von's cousin and my uncle. I went to school with Von at Ridgeway Elementary. He was a great cousin and friend during my time there. Teia Moore field Mason
Teia Mason
You are so greatly missed! Nothing is the same since you left us. You and your precious Mother will always hold a special place in my heart.
Renae Wall

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