Dale Allen “Hitman” Hearn, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 at his home in Pleasant Hill, NC.
Dale was born on July 30, 1962 to the Robert Norfleet Hearn and the late Kay Frances Hearn. He began his career in welding around the age of 18 and went on to become a master pipe welder and fitter. Dale worked all over North Carolina and Virginia but found his home at Merritt Piping and Fabrication in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Dale had several hobbies, but his favorite things to do were fishing and grilling and chilling to some good music. He cherished his family and felt his greatest accomplishment in life was his son, Tyler. Dale was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Dale was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Hearn; his oldest brother, Robert “Jake” Hearn, Jr.; his next to the oldest brother, Clifton “Pookie” Hearn; his sister-in-law, Judith Marshall Hearn; his nephew, Justin T. Hearn; his extra special aunt, Betty King; his uncle, Ed King; and his cousin, Wayne King.
Dale is survived by his father, Robert N. Hearn, Sr. and wife Sandra of Williamston; his son, Tyler Dale Hearn and partner Erica Sanders of Culpepper, VA; his granddaughter, Stormi Moriah Hearn; his sister, Sissy Hearn Stewart and husband Jimmy of Scotland Neck; his niece, Amanda Kay Hearn of South Carolina; his nephews, Jimmy Ray Stewart, Jr. and wife Kristen of Greenville and Austin Lane Stewart of Scotland Neck; his cousins, Lillie Foskey of Greenville, Joe Baker of Wisconsin, and Charles Baker of Hendersonville; his special close friend, Patricia King and family of Hobgood; and his special friends, Elliott Mayle and Luke Clements.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck. A celebration of life funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Ron Elkins officiating. Interment will take place at the Hearn Family Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by clicking here.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Hearn family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.