Timmy Hearn of Windsong Drive in Pittsboro died Tuesday due to end stage liver disease and esophageal cancer. He had been hospitalized since February 24th at Duke Medical Center and had been on the liver transplant list for 8 years.
Timmy was predeceased by his father, Willard Hearn of Moncure; his mother and step-father, Rebecca and Thomas Wood of Apex and his nephew, Bryan Chrisco.
Timmy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sarah Hearn of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Steve Wood of Apex; his son, Jason Hearn of Lumberton; his sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Paul Plummer of Chapel Hill; his brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Linda Hearn of Wilmington; his beloved grandchildren, Charlotte and Jackson Wood of Apex; many nieces and nephews, and some of the greatest friends in the world.
Timmy grew up in Chatham County and graduated from Northwood High School in Pittsboro in 1977. As an adult, he worked in heating and air conditioning at Lee Air Conditioners in Durham, Warren-Hay in Hillsborough and Southern Comfort Air in Raleigh. He was an avid follower of UNC football and basketball, and a crazy NASCAR fan, his favorite drivers being the late Dale Earnhardt and his son, Dale Jr. Timmy also enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and attending different motorcycle rallies.
A celebration of Timmy’s life will take place at 1:00PM, Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the chapel of Hall Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro, NC. A family visitation and reception will immediately follow the service. The family will be available for visitation other times at the home.
In accordance with Timmy’s wishes, he will be cremated after the funeral service and his ashes will be spread at a later date in the mountains of North Carolina.
The family would like to thank the staff at Duke Medical Center. The doctors, nurses and other staff members of the 8300 medical unit gave Timmy excellent care and medical expertise during his hospitalization and prior medical treatments. Their compassion and caring were a great comfort to both the family and Timmy.
Flowers/plants are acceptable. In addition, his daughter will be participating in the Relay for Life on May 19, 2012 at Cary High School, which is in support of cancer research. Contributions may be made by check to “Relay for Life” and sent to Cathy Wood, 101 Vatersay Drive, Apex, N.C. 27502. Online condolences may be sent to: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits” then “Current Services”.
Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service of Pittsboro.