William H Heaton, Jr.

(Dec 9, 1937 to Feb 20, 2012)

Bill’s sense of pride showed in everything he did. A truck driver his whole life, when he became an owner-operator his work was seldom short of perfect. Before he left for work his boots were polished and even his flannel and jeans were pressed. On the road there was no mistaking his truck, it was always the cleanest one on the highway. When he had a day off, he was never one to sit and watch the world go by. Come the weekend he could always be found on his boat. But even here his pursuit was not relaxation, rather it was getting the catch of the day. Some fishermen use a fishing pole, Bill preferred to use five at a time. rn Returning home after serving as an Army Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, Bill was introduced to a girl named Bonnie (nee Hammell) at a local dance. She noticed that although he couldn’t dance a lick, he was a perfect gentleman. Together, their 50 year marriage was blessed by their children: Holly Siock (Paul) and Heather Broadbent and again by their grandchildren: Patrick Broadbent, Michael Broadbent, Kayla Jacques (Jeff), Kathryn Siock, Sarah Siock and Alyson Siock. He was predeceased by his parents: William and Virginia (nee Simcox).rn Come celebrate Bill’s 74 wonderful years (Dec. 9, 1937-Feb. 20, 2012) Friday from 9-11:30 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Graveside services to be held at Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100 Bala Cynwood, PA 19004.rn

9 thoughts on “William H Heaton, Jr.

  1. Bob Sullivan/Red-Dog

    Sadness engulfs me as I type: so many fond memories,hunting,talking trucks etc. Proud to call him my “ol friend”. They don’t make many like Bill any longer, a real class-guy. Not good-bye Bill, but so-long for now-Bob (Susan,Janice and Barbara).

  2. Sherry Taylor

    Some of my best memories with Uncle Bill are from childhood. Riding the horse (and getting thrown and back on) and spending time with him and his favorite hunting dog Zippy. Uncle Bill was a very loving gentle man who made a huge differnce in all he met. A loving husband, father, grandfather. You will be missed. Until we meet agian in Heaven.

  3. john and elaine ilku

    Bill was my best friend when I lived in Delran. We fished almost every weekend. I’m so sorry we drifted apart over the years. Bill always had something funny to say about every situation. I’ve never had as good a friend or fishing buddy as bill was. I will cherish the momories and remember all the good times

  4. David Lofland

    We are very sorry to hear this,David,Wayne,our mom Ann,and our late father George.I guess we first met Bill when he started driving for Hoagenaes.Then he got his dump truck(red,gray stripped Freightliner).Yes,his truck was always clean.He always appreciated every repair we did on it.When I(Dave)moved down the pines he got me a load of the red stone for the house.I tried but he would not take any money for it.He would always help around the shop,(at Shipps).We will always remember him. The Loflands

  5. The Rafanello Family

    We’ll miss seeing Bill outside everyday, landscaping, sitting on his swing, and enjoying the outdoors. Our kids loved to talk to “Mr. Bill” and tell him about their day. He was a lovely man with the kindest heart, and he’ll be missed greatly.

  6. Jackie Romus (Amy Rafanello's mom)

    Even though I didn’t know Bill a whole lifetime, I enjoyed spending time with you, Bonnie, and Bill on the porch and bringing the grandchildren over. I saw the spark in his eyes, especially around the children.rnBless you and your family! You should be proud of the support and care you gave Bill. I know I am inspired by your dedication and love.rnSee you on my next visit,rnJackie

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