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Frank T. "Tommy" Heffinger June 27, 1943 - January 8, 2022

Born: Sunday Jun 27, 1943

Died: Saturday Jan 8, 2022

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Frank Thomas “Tommy” Heffinger, age 78 of 6772 NC Hwy 770, Stoneville, NC passed away on Saturday January 8th, 2022 at his home.

A funeral service will be held 2 pm Wednesday,  January 12th at Fair Funeral Home Chapel (live streaming on face book). Burial will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors provided by the US Navy and the Rockingham County Veterans Honor Guard. A visitation will held on Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 pm at Fair Funeral Home.

Tommy was born June 27, 1943 in Rockingham County to the late Andrew and Hattie Cook Heffinger.  He was a member of Providence Baptist Church for 60+ years. Tommy served in the US Navy during the Cuban Crisis; he worked as a Sheet Metal Fabricator. He moved to Arlington, Va. and worked for his brother at Metropolitan Roofing and in later years opened his own branch in Eden.  Tommy also worked at Eden Chopper Shop where he worked on motorcycles and built choppers. He later opened Southern Auctioneers where he sold antiques and also worked for Ray Lambert in Axton, Va. Tommy always had a passion for car’s so he started Vintage Fabrication where he built street rods and rat rods.

He was always close to his family and had cookouts, fish fry’s and Thanksgiving  for all of them. Tommy loved the outdoors, farming, fishing and cruzin’ in his rat rods and hanging out with all his special buddies.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Theresa “Terri” Jacobs Heffinger of the home; brother, Bill Heffinger; sisters, Shirley Surgneir, Margie Rogue, Rebecca Squires, Judi Talbert (Darrell Gusler), Jane Turman (Steve) and Patsy Reynolds (Jim); and 25 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death along with his parents by brothers, Jack Cook and Tim Heffinger and sister, Juanita Mullins.

 


RIO TO MY FELLOW SHILOH HOT RODDER. CRUISE ON TIL I SEE YOU AGAIN. 
Brian Land
Tommy was always my favorite uncle. I always called him for advice on so many things. I will miss him dearly.
Brian Talbert
Sorry to hear of Tommys passing as a kid I used to cross the creek and go over and play with Tommy, Tim and Billy we swam in the creek, raided watermelon patches we had a good time back then. Although I lost contact with Tommy over the years I always considered Tommy a friend.
RONNIE RAMSEY
Dear Terri:
David and I are so very sorry for your loss. David always spoke highly of Tommy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
God bless you,




 
David and Rita Law
I send my deepest condolences to all Tommy's family and friends. In particular, I send all my love to Terri and Judi as you negotiate this difficult transition. May your hearts find peace. 
kathyclark
My heart goes out to family so sorry for your loss  Tommy never met a stranger and would give you shirt off his back God just got never Angel 
Fred East
We are so sorry for your lost. He will be missed. 
Bobby Mabe
Bobby A Mabe Sr.
Terry, we are so sorry to hear of Tommy passing. Gary is taking it pretty hard, with him having the terrible "C" word himself, it's hard for him to hear of friends passing with it. Due to all this Covid stuff, he doesn't get in crowds, but he said he would come see you later on. Take care and know you're in our Prayers & thoughts. Love, Gary & Gale
Gale & Gary Moore
Tony always spoke highly of Tommy and their earlier days when they roofed together as young men. Our deepest sympathy to the family and our hearts go out to you all. One day God will place His loving hands on His childrens' faces and wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Revelation 21:4). 
Tony London and Cynthia Smith
Sorry for your loss Tommy was a real good friend to me over the years and while we were in the navy together. Will miss him, he was like a brother to me and his hold family was a part of mine too. 
Wayne harris
Terri, my condolences to you n your family.  You are in my prayers and my heart.  

Linda Grady
Terri, so sorry for your loss. My God wrap his arms around you to hold and help you during the days and months to come. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With sincere condolences, Freddie & Jan Terry
Jan Terry


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