Gaylord Ray Heavner, age 78, of College Avenue, Buckhannon, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born on June 15, 1943 at Frenchton, a son of the late Floyd James and Opal Catherine Gooden Heavner.
Gaylord is survived by his wife of 60 years, Naomi; one daughter Angela Heavner, of Buckhannon; one son Shane Heavner, of Buckhannon; five grandsons: Preston Surface (Janine), of Morgantown, Parker Surface (Morgan), of Morgantown, Peyton Surface (Gabrielle), of Buckhannon, and Caleb and Colin Heavner, both of Buckhannon; one sister Christine McKisic (Kenny); one brother Robert Heavner (Betty), of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister Evelyn Dean.
Gaylord lived his life according to God’s commandment by quietly giving to those in need. Before his first cup of coffee each morning, he prayed for his family and friends and shared his love for the Lord by posting daily scriptures on social media in hopes of reaching others. His love for people carried through to his profession, where he once drove to Mercer County during a blizzard to help a young family with a newborn baby who needed their furnace fixed. He was a master electrician all his adult life and worked for several companies, but eventually retired from his own business. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served aboard the destroyer USS Braine.
In honoring his wishes, no services will be held. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel will conduct the services for their beloved uncle.