Obits: Benjamin F. Heiner Jr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 11, 2014

Benjamin F. Heiner Jr.

Benjamin Franklin “Papaw” Heiner Jr., 67, of Sheffield Road, Mocksville, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. 

Born in Buncombe County on Nov. 4, 1946, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. Heiner and Mazel Elizabeth Cogdill Heiner. He was a Vietnam War veteran and continued serving his country with more than 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring as an E-6. He was also a retired civil employee for the U.S. government, working as a mechanic.

Survivors: his wife of 43 years, Jane Reeves Heiner, and a son, Chad Franklin Heiner, both of the home; a daughter, Christina Elizabeth Heiner of Mocksville; a sister, Linda Haney of Weaverville; 5 grandchildren, C.J., Cory and Colby Heiner, and Ashton and Jalen Brown; and family friend, Mark Lyons.

Celebration of life service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Salisbury National Cemetery officiated by Pastor Charlene Jones with full military honors accorded by the North Carolina National Guard and the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. 

Memorials: VA Hospice Home or the VA Retirement Home in Salisbury. 

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