Roy C. Hess, 82 of Kingsport, TN, formerly of Raven, died Aug. 6.
Born April 7, 1924 in Russell County, he was the son of the late Charles Robert and Jessie Fitzgerald Hess.
He was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired foreman miner for Island Creek VP #2.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Jenny) Vandyke Hess; one son, Ronnie Hess; six brothers, Johnny Hess, Cleotus Hess, Paul Hess, Clarence Hess and Columbus Hess; and two sisters, Ollie Coleman and Beulah Keene.
Survivors: daughters, Ruth Ann Vandyke of Kingsport, TN, Faye Fitzwater of Norfolk, Judy Bradshaw of Richlands; sons Jerry Hess of Hurley, Cecil Hess of Richlands; brothers, Winfred Hess of Paintlick, Ervin Hess of West Kavina, CA; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Stafford Compton officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.
Family and friends are request to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Aug. 10.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the funeral home.
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