William Richard “Lee” Hefner, 85, of Bull Run Rd, Horner, WV, passed away Sunday, January 12 at his home.
Lee was born in Lewis County, on August 1, 1934, a son of the late Waiteman and Jessie Smith Hefner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers.
He is survived by his wife Penny Melton Hefner, brothers-in-law Joey Melton and wife Brenda of Jane Lew and David Melton and wife Marsha of Jane Lew, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by five children from a previous marriage, daughters Kathleen Blake of Buckhannon, WV; Debra Taylor of Jane Lew, WV; Darlene and husband Mike Mucha of Mt. Clare, WV; sons Garry Lee Hefner and wife Mary Ann Dean of Weston, WV; Jerry Wayne Hefner and partner Tammy Riffle of Jane Lew, WV, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lee retired from WV Department of Highways and enjoyed helping other and the great outdoors, gardening, mowing and feeding the birds, especially the hummingbirds.
A private grave side service will follow at the McCue Cemetery on Bull Run Rd, Horner, WV on a later date.