OBITUARY

Paul "Lantz" Hess

July 29, 1959March 23, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Paul “Lantz” Hess, 61, of Fayetteville, WV passed away on March 23, 2021, at his home after a well-fought battle with cancer. He was born on July 29, 1959, in Huntington, WV to Paul E. Hess Jr. and Helen Carol Lantz Hess.

Lantz was VP and part-owner of Creative Exteriors for 32 years. He graduated from Oak Hill High School and was inducted into the OHHS Sports Hall of Fame. Lantz enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his bird dogs, and time at his farm in Monroe County.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Hess Jr.; and brother, David Barker Hess.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 41 years, Cindy Hess; son, Stephen Hess and wife Babette and their children, Kolton, Greyson, Bowen, Hudson, and Helen Nova; daughter, Laura Kiliany and husband Chris and their children, Landon and Tripton; mother, Helen Carol Hess; sister, Terry Sauvageot and husband Mike; sisters-in-law, Trudy Hess and Tammy Welch; and special nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 1:00 pm. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 – 1:00.

Bill Berry, Greg Bell, Mike Perdue, Tommy Hess, Bill Scott, and Mark Painter will serve as pallbearers. Kolton Hess and Landon Kiliany will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Paul E. Hess Memorial College Fund PO Box 217, Hinton, WV 25951 or WV Kids Cancer Crusaders, PO Box 11029, Charleston, WV 25339.

In keeping with current CDC guidelines, all guests must wear facial coverings at all times within the facility.

The family would like to thank, Hospice of Southern West Virginia for all the care and compassion they have given.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 27, 2021

Memories

Paul "Lantz" Hess

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Kimberly Rader

April 2, 2021

The Rader family extends our deepest sympathy to you all. Lantz was a great guy and he will be truly missed. Love and prayers to you all. Kim, Janet, Bob Rader, and Johnny Butler.

Donna Fitzwater (Nichols)

March 27, 2021

Cindy, I am so very sorry. Lantz was a wonderful fella. The last time I talked to him was at my work. We talked about our Grandchildren. He was so proud of them. My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength through this difficult time. Hugs. ❤️🙏🏻

Kaye Berry zemerick

March 27, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss. I know Bill thought of Lantz as a brother. May he Rest In Peace. You are in our prayers.

Darrell and Kaye Berry Zemerick

Chuck Kurzyna

March 27, 2021

Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Lantz was definitely one of the good guys and a friend. I’m sorry I can’t make it to funeral but you are certainly in our prayers. Chuck and Kathy Kurzyna

John Welch

March 27, 2021

My condolences to all the family. Lance was a great guy. Will be thinking of him today. I have lots of fond memories, golfing in West Virginia and South Carolina and a ballgame in Chicago. Lance always made you feel welcome and at home, no matter where you were. We always enjoyed our trips to West Virginia over the years and enjoyed watching his and Cindy’s kids grow into adults. He will be sorely missed by the family I am sure. While Lance’s time was cut short, his time here was lived to the fullest and there is always room for a good guy in the next phase of the journey. Rest In Peace, Lance.

Dwayne Sarver

March 26, 2021

One of the kindest most giving persons I have ever known. I will miss him so much.

Doug Smith

March 26, 2021

Cindy and Family

I want to express my sympathy over a great loss. I’m trying to remember when Mike Bass called and asked me to meet with Lantz about some accounting. A lot of years ago. Lantz was a good friend, client and business associate. He was hardworking, dedicated, and treated his customers like his family.

I know you will miss him greatly, as I will when I top the steps at Creative and look back to the left to see if he’s in. I am a better man for knowing him.

Unfortunately, I’m out of town and will not be able to attend tomorrow. I pray that God comforts you during this time.

Doug Smith

Janette Woodrum

March 25, 2021

So sorry to all the family in the loss of a father..husband..grandfather..but most of all a friend..So very sorry Cindy and all the family...cherish your memories. ...love and prayers

Bill Preston, Jr

March 25, 2021

Lanz, you will be missed.. We are all so very thankful for countless kindnesses you, and your family have shown dad.

Bill & Jan

Debbie Mehozonek

March 25, 2021

Lantz, Cindy and I went to school together. I was saddened to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY