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William "Bill" Hampton Heffinger April 23, 1949 - February 11, 2024

Born: Saturday Apr 23, 1949

Died: Sunday Feb 11, 2024

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With deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of William "Bill" Heffinger, who passed peacefully on February 11, 2024. Born on April 23, 1949, Bill or Billy as he was fondly called, brought joy and laughter into the lives of many around him.

William served proudly in the NC National Guard for 16 years.

A man of delight and wit, William possessed a warm, infectious personality that made him the heart of every gathering. He was a giver of laughter and a seeker of happiness and will be remembered for his jovial spirit. 

It's with a thankful heart that we reflect on the extra time we were allowed to share with him during the last few months of his life. His peaceful departure was supported through the amazing caregivers at Hospice of Rockingham County. 

William leaves behind a loving family. He is survived by his children; his son, Josh Heffinger and his daughter Jill Heffinger; his ex-wife, Heidi Heffinger; his sisters, Jane Turman and her husband Steve, Shirley Surgnier, Judi Talbert, Margie Adkins Rogue, Patricia Reynolds and her husband Jim; and his sister-in-law, Terri Heffinger. His legacy will continue to shine through his granddaughters, who were his pride and joy, Peyton Heffinger, Eliza Heffinger, and Emerson Gillespie. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Thomas Heffinger and Hattie Sue Cook; his siblings Rebecca Squires, Juanita Mullins, Frank Thomas “Tommy” Heffinger, Timothy Heffinger, and John Cook. They are reunited now in joyous reunion.

A visitation will be held on February 24th, 2024 from 1:00-2:00 pm with a Memorial Service at 2:00pm at Fair Funeral Home, 432 Boone Rd in Eden NC. Military Honors will be given by the Rockingham County Veterans Honor Guard on the front lawn following the service.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of a treasured man. He made an unforgettable impact on all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. As we bid farewell to our beloved family member and friend, let's remember the laughter and love he shared with us, and strive to keep his spirit alive in our hearts through our memories and recollections of all the good times we shared with him over the years. 

Heffinger family, to each of you, I'm so sorry to hear about Billy's passing. Ever since I met Terri and Tommy y'all have been like family.  I hung around with Billy during high school years, so please accept my deepest condolences. Please pass on to Heidi.  My best..


Pat Fargis

Billy's Family & Friends,
Our sincere sympathy to each of you. So sorry for your loss. 
Pat & Don Matheson

Pat & Don Matheson

Prayers for all the family!  Praying you all find peace and comfort in knowing he is not suffering and is now healed!🙏🙏🙏

Martha Patterson

Sorry to hear of  BILLY'S passing  I played with him and the boys when were young.

ronnie ramsey

Heidi, Josh, and Jill, I'm sorry for your loss of Billy. He fought for his independence for a long time and now he is walking easily through heaven. Billy was in my class since first grade at Stoneville School. As a child and teen, he went to Providence Baptist Church which my family attended and he would help my grandfather with tobacco in the summers so we've been friends for a long time. In his last few years at home, he occasionally called to talk. He would ask for prayer when he was not doing well or for his siblings when they were sick. I enjoyed talking with him and will miss him. We're keeping your family in our prayers.

Cheryl Williams

Please put in the obiturtary, there will be a  ilitary memorial service. Billy served  in The National Guard for nineteen years.Thank you , His sister Margie Rogue

Margie Rogue

I am very sorry to hear of Billy's death. He was as the obituary stated, a man of wit and humor. I enjoyed many wonderful rounds of golf with him. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  

Keith Bradsher

So sorry to hear this. Billy was a good man, good friend & an outstanding soldier! My condolences to the family.

Tommy Jefferson(Former Btry C  4th Bn Commander)

Tommy Jefferson

I attended Stoneville School with Billy and rode same school bus. I was always very fomd of Billy and respected him. I remember he was such a neat dresser

Prayers for his Family. May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Billy as now he is in the Presence and Light of God.  well done  AMEN MISS YOU  Charles

Charles H. Wray Jr.

It was a joy knowing him during our years at SHS, and my mind is full of so many fond memories of our friendship and camaraderie.  I think he had a good and fulfilling life.

Lesley Williams

It is with deep sorrow, one of my comrades has passed away. I spent many years in the Nationa Guard with Billy. As many has alluded to, he was always one to bring laughter in a moment of despair. May God bless his family during this time of loss and in the days ahead.

Tommy Griffin

Heidi, I am so sorry for you and your children!  Please know I am thinking of y'all with love and prayers! 🙏💕


My deepest sympathies to the family.  May God look over you.

Susan Turner

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