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Darrel "Buck" Lee Heavner
January 11, 1937 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Darrel “Buck” Lee Heavner, 86, passed on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at his home in Windham, Ohio. He was born in Frenchton, West Virginia on January 11, 1937, the son of Clark and Muriel Vera Reed Heavner.
Darrel was a 1957 graduate of Flemington High School in West Virginia and he was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving honorably from 1958 to 1960.
He had been employed by General Motors, retiring after thirty years.
Buck enjoyed watching his favorite sports, hunting, wood carving, growing vegetables, blackberries, raspberries and starting seedling pines. Above all else, he loved his family and they deeply loved him.
Loving memories will be carried on by his wife, Nancy Jean Newmiller Heavner, whom he married on June 10, 1962; his children, Brian C. (Cherrie) Heavner of Champion, Ohio, Jeffery S. (Stacy) Heavner of Parkman, Ohio and Thomas D. Heavner of Port Charlotte, Florida; his grandchildren, Ashley M. (Ryan) Doringo of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Brooke N. (Ryan) Nash of Warren, Zachery S. (Laura) Heavner of Southington, Sarah R. Heavener of Leavittsburg, Emily M. Heavner of Leavittsburg and Casey A. (Andrew) Cline of Niles; his step grandchildren, Keona Padgett (Adam) White, Mark (Heather) Padgett and Colleen (Dillan) Butcher; his great grandchildren, Harrison Lee, Gracie, and Noah Doringo, Ethan and Everly Cline, and Paysleigh Jane Heavner; his step great grandchildren, William, Vivian, Meredith and Olivia Padgett and Effie Padgett White. Darrel is also survived by his siblings, Harold “Ed” Heavner, Katherine Dunbar, Edith Garner, Marlene Kenner and Steven Heavner.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Clark and Muriel Heavner; his sisters, Margaret Dotson and Betty McCourt; and his brother, Marrion “Gene” Heavner.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls, Ohio, where a service will follow at noon.
Military honors will be conducted by the Tri-State Marine Corps League Detachment #494 at the Braceville Cemetery, where Darrel will be laid to rest.