OBITUARY

Vincent Sloan Hefley Jr.

October 22, 1935July 7, 2019

Vincent Sloan Hefley Jr. Vince was born in Fort Smith Arkansas on October 22, 1935, and passed away on July 7, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, Vincent Sloan (Doc) Hefley, mother Emma Hefley and mother in law Janet Moore. Vince is survived by his wife Marian Moore Hefley of 26 years, sister Beverly Harmon, and her husband Ron from Charlottesville, VA, father in law Jimmie Moore, his first wife Lavonia Hefley and their four children, Terry Richardson (Tommy) 5 children and 7 grandchildren, Tracy Hefley (Gloria) 1 daughter, Thane Hefley (Sharon) 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren and Theron (Kim) 4 children. Also survived by nephew’s Roger Smith and Mark Smith from Richmond and Dallas respectively. Marian’s six siblings along with their spouses – the in laws, outlaws, nieces, nephews and extended Moore family. Vince graduated from Port Lavaca High School and attended Baylor University. He later graduated from University of Corpus Christi with the class of 1966. Like his father he was a 32nd degree Mason, York Rite and Shrine. Vince followed his Dad into the oilfield business with Tuboscope but eventually landed in Public Relations. He became Director of Public Relations at Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi for 10 years prior to starting his own Public Relations business. Vince had a lifelong love of motorcycles beginning with his first motorcycle at the age of 14 until his last one at 80-years old. A few of his favorite trips include Pacific Coast Highway, Canada, Norway, Sturgis, Daytona, Tail of the Dragon, Sedona, Big Bend and many more. He was a member of the World’s Toughest Riders, and he completed the Iron Butt Association Saddle Sore 1000 and 2000 mile endurance rides. He often found a way to blend his love of American and military history with motorcycle riding, and when not on the bike you could often find him enjoying museums or the latest biography. He took a special trip to the Paper Clip museum with an all Jewish motorcycle team. They rode across locations in the U.S. to raise money for the Tennessee school whose mission was to collect 6,000,000 paper clips as a commemoration to the loss of Jewish life in World War II. Vince was cofounder of the Christus Nun Run motorcycle rally raising money for Christus Healthcare Clinics now in its 15 year. Each year the “Vince Award” is given in recognition of outstanding contribution and support of the event. Vince has always been active in the community serving with Kiwanis, Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Corpus Christi Executive Club and the Friday Morning Group. He volunteered 6 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital serving as Auxiliary President, and he volunteered 10 years at Houston Methodist Hospital where he was Volunteer of the Year and President of the Auxiliary. He also served as Vice President of the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers Board. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Christus Foundation for Health Care ( Note Nun Run donation) PO Box 1919 Houston, TX 77251 – 1919. or Casa de Esperanza P.O. Box 66581, Houston, TX 77266-6581. A memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m at Earthman Funeral Home 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. Special thanks to Silverado Hospice and Debora Carrington for their care and compassion.

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  • He is preceded in death by his father, Vincent Sloan (Doc) Hefley, mother Emma Hefley and mother in law Janet Moore. Vince is survived by his wife Marian Moore Hefley of 26 years, sister Beverly Harmon, and her husband Ron from Charlottesville, VA, father in law Jimmie Moore, his first wife Lavonia Hefley and their four children, Terry Richardson (Tommy) 5 children and 7 grandchildren, Tracy Hefley (Gloria) 1 daughter, Thane Hefley (Sharon) 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren and Theron (Kim) 4 children. Also survived by nephew’s Roger Smith and Mark Smith from Richmond and Dallas respectively. Marian’s six siblings along with their spouses – the in laws, outlaws, nieces, nephews and extended Moore family.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2019

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Raenell Trahan

July 12, 2019

We will always have fond memories of Vince.
Extending our deepest sympathy during this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Raenell & Jerry Trahan

Cyndi Ryan

July 10, 2019

My father (Jimmie Ryan) LOVED Vince and they had many memories together. His kind heart and humor will be missed.
Big Hugs for you Marian and the family

Dorene Lenz

July 10, 2019

My mother, Dora, and I had many great times with Marian and Vince. It was always an adventure, never a dull moment. I will think of Vince every time I see James Coney Island, ice cream sandwiches, and motorcycles. Love you, Vince, may you rest in peace.

Bill Renfro

July 10, 2019

Very sorry to learn of Buddy’s passing. We have been friends since 1952 when I moved to Port Lavaca. I was the new kid in town and Buddy sorta took me in and included me in lots of activities. He made me feel welcome. We were roommates for a short period at Baylor. When my mother died in January 1955, he drove me home to Port Lavaca. He was always wisecracking and I was always giving him grief. He was a very good friend and I will miss him🙏🙏

Sister Deenan Hubbard

July 9, 2019

The Nun Run Nuns consider Vince a hero for he was a huge reason the Nun Run has become such a successful event every year. He is our “founding biker”. Vince and Marian have been supporters all these many years. We are grateful to you both.
Now we can pray to Vince as he is now a Saint. We will miss you Vince.

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Biography

Vince was born in Fort Smith Arkansas on October 22, 1935, and passed away on July 7, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, Vincent Sloan (Doc) Hefley, mother Emma Hefley and mother in law Janet Moore. Vince is survived by his wife Marian Moore Hefley of 26 years, sister Beverly Harmon, and her husband Ron from Charlottesville, VA, father in law Jimmie Moore, his first wife Lavonia Hefley and their four children, Terry Richardson (Tommy) 5 children and 7 grandchildren, Tracy Hefley (Gloria) 1 daughter, Thane Hefley (Sharon) 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren and Theron (Kim) 4 children. Also survived by nephew’s Roger Smith and Mark Smith from Richmond and Dallas respectively. Marian’s six siblings along with their spouses – the in laws, outlaws, nieces, nephews and extended Moore family.
Vince graduated from Port Lavaca High School and attended Baylor University. He later graduated from University of Corpus Christi with the class of 1966. Like his father he was a 32nd degree Mason, York Rite and Shrine. Vince followed his Dad into the oilfield business with Tuboscope but eventually landed in Public Relations. He became Director of Public Relations at Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi for 10 years prior to starting his own Public Relations business.
Vince had a lifelong love of motorcycles beginning with his first motorcycle at the age of 14 until his last one at 80-years old. A few of his favorite trips include Pacific Coast Highway, Canada, Norway, Sturgis, Daytona, Tail of the Dragon, Sedona, Big Bend and many more. He was a member of the World’s Toughest Riders, and he completed the Iron Butt Association Saddle Sore 1000 and 2000 mile endurance rides. He often found a way to blend his love of American and military history with motorcycle riding, and when not on the bike you could often find him enjoying museums or the latest biography. He took a special trip to the Paper Clip museum with an all Jewish motorcycle team. They rode across locations in the U.S. to raise money for the Tennessee school whose mission was to collect 6,000,000 paper clips as a commemoration to the loss of Jewish life in World War II.
Vince was cofounder of the Christus Nun Run motorcycle rally raising money for Christus Healthcare Clinics now in its 15 year. Each year the “Vince Award” is given in recognition of outstanding contribution and support of the event. Vince has always been active in the community serving with Kiwanis, Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Corpus Christi Executive Club and the Friday Morning Group. He volunteered 6 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital serving as Auxiliary President, and he volunteered 10 years at Houston Methodist Hospital where he was Volunteer of the Year and President of the Auxiliary. He also served as Vice President of the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers Board. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Christus Foundation for Health Care ( Note Nun Run donation) PO Box 1919 Houston, TX 77251 – 1919. or Casa de Esperanza P.O. Box 66581, Houston, TX 77266-6581. A memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m at Earthman Funeral Home 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024.
Special thanks to Silverado Hospice and Debora Carrington for their care and compassion.