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Robert “Butch” Paul Heacock

February 28, 1941 - January 13, 2023
Visitation
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
864-688-1600 | Map
Friday 1/20, 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Service
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Friday 1/20, 3:00 pm
Cemetery
M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery
140 Inway Drive
Anderson, SC 29621
Tuesday 1/31, 1:00 pm

Robert “Butch” Paul Heacock, 81, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 28, 1941 to the late Charles Leo Heacock and Maude Bramble Heacock. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Jr, George, William, Douglas, and Orville. He also hadContinue Reading

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Allie & the Cionco family left a message on January 20, 2023:
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Kristine left a message on January 20, 2023:
My deepest condolences to you Irma and your family. I only met you and Robert a few times with toys for tots and so enjoyed our conversations and laughs. He made everyone he met feel like his friend. Love and prayers to you and your family. Kristine
Garnet Hanly left a message on January 19, 2023:
Christine, we are thinking of you and your family. We are sorry for your loss. From FCC (Infrastructure team)
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The Balentine Family left a message on January 19, 2023:
Butch, we will miss you.
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Anonymous left a message on January 19, 2023:
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Oksana Kashirets left a message on January 19, 2023:
Nothing I can say will take away the pain you're experiencing. Just want you to know that I care about you and share in your sadness. Mr.Robert will be forever missed 🙏
Baretta Splawn left a message on January 18, 2023:
Unlike my buddy, I'm at a loss for words. It was never a dull moment with Butch around. From telling stories on how he met his wife, how proud he was of his children, to the adventures of his life - he had stories to share for days. I enjoyed the one on one time l got to share with him while riding together to and from Columbia for our quarterly meetings. He reminded me a lot of my dad and grandfather with the advice he would give, the way he acted, and reliving his life through his stories. I'm glad l got to know him and l thank his family and God for sharing him with him. Irma, I'm here for you and will help you any way that l can. To me, your family is and will always be apart of my family. Please know I'm here for you and I'm only a phone call away. Semper Fi, Baretta Splawn
Suzanna Borges and Susie Pfeiffer left a message on January 18, 2023:
We chose to have a memorial tree planted to honor Butchs love for the outdoors. Hopefully, many birds will find refuge in its limbs and leaves.
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Anonymous left a message on January 18, 2023:
With deepest sympathy for the passing of an extraordinary man, a wonderful neighbor, and true patriot,
Peaceful Passage Arrangement was purchased for the family of Robert Heacock by Anonymous. Send Flowers
David J. Rivera left a message on January 18, 2023:
I want to express my deep sadness and overwhelming loss that I feel with your passing. You were more than just a neighbor to the Rivera family; you were a larger-than-life presence to us. I remember all the good times we shared together and the memories our families created on Akers street. You brought so much joy and positivity into our life, and I am forever grateful for the time we spent together. I will always remember you as the incredible father and person you were. Lastly, I want to thank you for your incredible service to the United States Marine Corp. Rest in peace, Butch! Very Respectfully, Commander David J Rivera, United States Navy
John and Strother Sharp left a message on January 18, 2023:
Lovely video of Roberts life! I have spent a total of of about only 6 hours with Robert. But in that short time it felt that I had landed in a whirl-wind dynamo of energy, knowledge, experience and humor. He kept me rapt with attention with the stories of his life's travels. This was in the presence of his wife and younger son and daughter at our home here in Virginia. They having heard most of the stories before, felt that they should gently rein him in by often interjecting " Oh Dad, that's enough, they don't want to hear that!". But truthfully, I wanted more and just couldn't get enough of Robert's adventures! Going to bed that night I said to my wife Strother, "He is about the most interesting man I have ever met." I still feel that way. How would I describe Robert? He was an honest, kind, take no prisoners AMERICAN. He was one of those people you wish lived close so you could bounce opinions, questions, and ideas off of. He leaves no doubt to anyone and make no apologies for where he stands and I feel honored that he cared enough for me to share his experiences and time with me. In closing, I'm inclined to mention that having spent much time with his younger children (we have never had the pleasure of meeting the oldest daughter), I can say they didn't fall far from the tree, which is another indication of the integrity and influence of their father. Our deepest sympathy to the Family.
Fred Smith left a message on January 18, 2023:
A kind man who lived a remarkable life
Lee Spence left a message on January 18, 2023:
Meeting Robert when he came to Simpsonville was great. Always enjoyed talking with him at Marine Corps League meetings. Both Robert and his wife were very supportive of me during the time my wife was ill and following her death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Joe Mendiola left a message on January 17, 2023:
My condolences to the family. I knew Butch from his time in New Mexico and TDRSS.
Susan Holliday left a message on January 17, 2023:
I am Susie Adams friend. I was so saddened to hear of Butch’s passing. I always loved to see him out , watch his unending energy and love of life. We would all be lucky to live life the way he did. He was a special man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Anonymous left a message on January 17, 2023:
With deepest sympathy,
Heartfelt Condolences Arrangement was purchased for the family of Robert Heacock by Anonymous. Send Flowers
Ricky Hynson left a message on January 17, 2023:
Hello Heacock Family, I so sorry about about Mr. Butch’s passing. I’ve know Mr. Butch ever since I can remember. He was a dear friend of my father and my mother. I will always remember Ms. Irma as well. Mr. Butch was always so nice to me, as he was to everyone. He was one of the good genuine men and a good American. I’ll never forget him. Good bless the Heacock Family.
Kim Gilliam left a message on January 17, 2023:
I will miss Butch and his travels. I have always enjoyed him coming over to my sister Susie Adams house when we were there. I can only imagine the places that he has been. He will truly be missed in the neighborhood.
Susie Adams left a message on January 17, 2023:
Butch will be missed terribly. It has been a comfort for almost 20 years in knowing he was my neighbor. I will miss our short talks that would turn into hours! Butch & I solved many of the worlds problems in our conversations and laughed just as much. My thoughts are with Irma and the family.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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