Wendell Ray Heflin
Wendell Ray Heflin, 79, of Trinity passed away on July 19, 2014, at his residence. Visitation will be tonight, July 21, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Lavanul Sherrill on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial at Morris Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members.
Mr. Heflin was born April 27, 1935, to Ira J. Heflin and Louise Daniel Heflin. He retired from International Paper after 42 years of service in the paper industry. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He spent many happy days working on his farm and raising cattle. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 38 years, Frances Heflin; his brothers, Randell Heflin and Lendell Heflin; his daughter, Lesa Rasbury.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Melba Heflin; son, James Heflin (Wanda) of Trinity; daughter, Nesa Tucker of Decatur; brothers, Red Heflin (Marilyn) of Trinity, McCoy Heflin of Trinity; sisters, Gayla Heflin Louis (Arnie) of Hatton, Reba Heflin Proffitt (Bob) of Trinity; stepchildren, Tammy Haden (Joe) of Decatur, Kim Watts (Martin) of Decatur, Robbie Watts (Billi) of Trinity; seven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandcildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to sister-in-law Sharon Sivley and Hospice of North Alabama.
This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.