Jan. 25, 1928 – March 31, 2016

Jesse Franklin Heagy Sr., age 88, passed away on March 31, 2016, at his home in Winston, Oregon. Jesse was born Jan. 25, 1928, to Glenn and Edith Heagy in Yakima, Washington.

He served in the Army and was a med tech in World War II. In 1985, Jesse retired as a cook at the VA Hospital after 31 years of service. Jesse was a founding member of the Winston Seventh Day Adventist Church and helped construct the building. He was very dedicated to his church where he served as a deacon and chorister for many years. Jesse also served as a member of the American Legion Post 16. He enjoyed working on autos, traveling and being a handyman. He was a rock hound and loved rocks of any kind.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Edith Heagy; his twin sister, Velva Newport, and his brother Clifford Heagy. Jesse is survived by his wife of 67 ? years, Doris E. (White) Heagy, who grew up in Las Animas; his daughters Judy E. Miller of Winston, Cynthia and Tim Maley of Wionston, and Gaye and Bryan Thompson of Roseburg; his son Jesse "Frank" and Cheryl Heagy of Coos Bay; his sisters-in-law Phyllis White of Eugene, Dorothy Havel of Roseburg, Alice Heagy of Walla Walla, Washington, Helen and Gary Benson of Vancouver, Washington, his brothers-in-law Eugene and Toni White of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and Robert and Dottie White of Bend; 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held on April 6, 2016.