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Obits: Benjamin F. Heiner Jr.

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. 

Online condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.