Raymond Roscoe "Bud" Heflin, 89, of Hickory Flat Road, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1924, in Roanoke, a son of the late Roscoe and Vivian Post Heflin. On April 28, 1955, he was united in marriage to Claire D. Jewell Heflin, who preceded him in death on June 22, 2013.
He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Heater; two sons, George Heflin and James Heflin; two granddaughters, Candida Heater and Nicole Heflin; two grandsons, Gary Freshour and Cory Heflin; and three great grandchildren, Jonathon Matheny, and Ryleigh and Brayden Freshour. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Heflin and Lorraine Delbridge; one brother-in-law, Sidney Delbridge; and one nephew, Michael Delbridge.
Mr. Heflin was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served three years during WWII in the European Theatre, where he received four battle stars. He joined the West Virginia State Police in July of 1952, where he served 20 years, retiring in 1972. He was then employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways in Upshur County for 13 years, retiring in October of1985. He was a member of St. Albans WV F.O.P., a member of the Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, a life member of Weston Post 4 American Legion, a member of the I.O.O. F. Lodge at Roanoke and a member of the WV State Police Retired Members. He was a member of the Roanoke United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, from the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Zickefoose officiating. Interment will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery in Roanoke, where the Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct military honors. Online condolences may be extended to the Heflin family online at www.heavnerandcutright.com
The Heflin family has entrusted the arrangements to Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.