Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC


Herman Lindy Heavner

25 March , 19297 November , 2019

Herman Lindy Heavner age 90, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Carolina Caring in Newton.

Born in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Henry Lee and Eather Smith Heavner.

Herman worked hard at everything he did. He was employed as an electrician for over 30 years at the General Motors Chevy Plant in Cleveland, OH. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Joanne across the U.S. and Canada in their motorhome. Herman and Joanne then returned to their home state of NC. Herman was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joanne Jarrett Heavner; infant son, Mark Heavner; brothers, Roy, Ralph, Gene, Paul, Jack David (J.D.); and great-grandson, Josiah Pennington.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved sons, Michael Heavner (Sue), Randy Heavner (Pamela), Rick Heavner (Carrie); beloved daughters, Colleen Phillips (Mark), Linda Doza (Douglas); eight beloved grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Violet Hatchett and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church 4536 Hickory Lincolnton Hwy, Newton, NC 28658, with Rev. Gil Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 4536 Hickory Lincolnton Hwy., Newton, NC 28658 or Carolina Caring 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.


  • Receiving of Friends and Family Sunday, 10 November , 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, 10 November , 2019


Herman Lindy Heavner

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