Linwood Earl Heffington

Published 8:11 pm Monday, July 29, 2019

Linwood Earl Heffington, 84, went to be with his Lord on July 27, 2019. He was the son of the late Ruth Pierce and Thomas Oscar Heffington. He was predeceased by his wives, Shirley J. Heffington, Ada B. Heffington, and Lillan V. Heffington; sisters, Judith Cummings and Betty Ann Faison; brothers, Carlton E., Frederick T., Milton F. and Robert Heffington.

Earl was a member of First Baptist Church and retired from General Electric. He dedicated his life to his family, often working two jobs to care for them. He enjoyed his family time and loved to play gin rummy.

He is survived by daughter, Sheril H. Davenport and husband, Tim; stepdaughter, Susan Boyle and husband, Pat, Mary H. Sessoms and husband, Art; stepson, Gary Vaughan and wife, Stacey; grandchildren, Jennifer LaPoint and husband, Jim, and Jeremy Davenport and wife, Kenzie; step-grandchildren, Brian Sessoms and wife, Emily, Ty Vaughan, Tripp Vaughan, Derek Boyle and Claire Boyle; great-grandchildren, Grayson Conner, Josie Davenport and Emma Davenport.

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A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, by the Rev. Charles W. Thompson and Dr. Thurman Hayes Jr. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Condolences may be registered at