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William Hillsman Heartwell

Memorial for William Hillsman Heartwell

Born on Nov. 9, 1953
Departed on May 14, 2012 and resided in Chesapeake, VA.
Service: Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:30 pm
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CHESAPEAKE, VA – William Hillsman Heartwell, 58, passed away on May 14, 2012 at his home. "Will" was born November 9, 1953 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Floyd and Elizabeth (Hillsman) Heartwell, graduated from John S. Battle High School in Bristol, Virginia and in 1976 Will married Sheryl (Sookie) Anderson in Virginia Beach, VA. They moved to Big Lake, Minnesota and they later divorced. Will remained in MN for the next 20 years. While in MN he worked at General Parts & Supply Co. in Minneapolis and traveled extensively developing and training for startup company branches. He held many licenses and certifications as a master technician and trainer. Will moved back to VA several years ago and was employed with Ecolab.

Will enjoyed many outdoor activities and often solicited his friends and family to join him in camping, hiking, canoeing and fishing. Will also had a passion for photography which resulted in many pictures of the great outdoors he proudly shared with family and friends. He enjoyed his many travels and adventures through the years especially visiting with his daughter Dana Lyndsay, and looked forward to all the family gatherings.

Will is survived by his daughter Dana Lyndsay Heartwell, Minneapolis, MN, two sisters, Betty (Edgar) Whitehead of Bristol, VA, Jo (Robert) Monahan of Sterling, VA, two brothers, Floyd Heartwell, Jr. of Conyers, GA and James Heartwell of Virginia Beach, VA.

Nieces and nephews, Edgar (Robbie) Whitehead, Jr., their children Jack and Grace, Scott (Beth) Whitehead, their children Emory and Connor, Colleen (Aaron) Dobbs, Kathleen (Brandon) Draughon, Christopher Heartwell, and Brian Heartwell. Will is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert Heartwell.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM at the H.D. Oliver Funeral Chapel, 2002 Laskin Road, VA Beach, VA. The family will receive guests following the ceremony and later at 729 12th Street, Virginia Beach, VA . Online condolences may be made at

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