Darrell Jay Heavener

Born in Nashville, TN on November 16, 1958

Departed on July 5, 2020 and resided in Pleasant View, TN

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Darrell Jay Heavener, 61, of Pleasant View, TN passed away suddenly July 5, 2020. Born November 16, 1958 in Nashville, TN, Jay was the son of the late Daniel Floyd Heavener and Martha Jean McClanahan Heavener. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald. Jay had been an auctioneer in Goodlettsville, TN for many years. More recently he had worked hauling explosives for construction firms in greater Nashville. Jay had also sold real estate. He was known to be an extremely outgoing person with a bold personality. He would quickly become a center of attention when entering a room or situation. One of his greatest talents was his voice. Jay had studied voice at Belmont University and had led choirs at many different area churches. He had also sung with the Nashville Symphony during the 1980s. Jay was a Christian and truly loved church. He was also a hard worker rarely taking time off to relax. His bible studies also reflected this in his flagging of verses reflecting on the merits and Godliness of hard work. He was considered “crafty”, clever, and a creative problem solver. Among the things he had enjoyed in those rare “free-time” periods was deer hunting with his sons. Jay is survived by his wife, Vicky; sons, Joshua and Jeremy (Brittany) Heavener; brother, Randy (Debbie) Heavener; Brother-in-Law, Mike (Linda) Simpkins; Sisters-in-Law, Connie (Keith) Thomas and Peggy (Kemmy) Shores;10 nieces and nephews,10 great and 2 great-great nieces and great-nephews; and many friends. A celebration of Jay’s life will be held Tuesday, July 14th at 2 PM at Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville. Visitation will be held at church Tuesday from 10 AM to 2 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation , https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2208761

8 Comments to Darrell Jay Heavener

  1. Preston Smith
    July 8, 2020 5:27 pm

    I remember Jay as always smiling or laughing, just as I remember his mother. A very personable guy with all the generosity in the world. I know he will be missed. I am praying for the family. God bless you all.

  2. Kip Sanders
    July 8, 2020 8:11 pm

    I was blessed to not only be a coworker of Jay’s for 4 years but, also someone I called a friend. I’m in my mid-fifty’s, and truly have never met a more positive person than Jay. Every single morning that I saw him, not only would we exchange “good morning”, with immense enthusiasm, Jay would say…”this is the best day of my life”! As my heart hurts, I know you’re flying high brother. God Speed and prayers up for his family and many friends.

  3. Brenda Moore Hatcher
    July 8, 2020 10:05 pm

    Jay was a wonderful person. He was always smiling and laughing loved to hear him sin. Have known Jay and Randy all my life and no better guys then that. So sorry Randy for your loss. Love me some Jay Heavener

  4. Penny Davis Pryor
    July 9, 2020 9:14 am

    I have known Jay all my life, growing up in DRBC. He was truly a “character” and I loved to hear him sing with the “trio” of Benny and Gary Lynn! He sure went through some tough times over the years but he always continued on! He was always good to look after his adopted – Papa Ben Lynn! For years I lived on Chadwell and remember him and Gary running miles and miles around the neighborhood. Best to all his family and friends…….

  5. Lani Burnette Rinkel
    July 9, 2020 4:12 pm

    Oh my baby-hood, life-long friend! I am heart-broken for your wife and family…and for me. But how can I be sad for you? You are looking at the Holy One, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah…The I AM, the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End…Oh Jay, your eyes are seeing what we’ve been told about ALL our lives! THE King of Kings and THE Lord of Lords! Isn’t HE marvelous!? Isn’t HE wonderful?! Isn’t HE magnificent!? What can I say that is enough?
    May our Christ grant peace and comfort to your wife and family. To say I’ll miss you doesn’t articulate it. But I’ll see you soon. Thank you for being a brother in Christ, a prayer partner and friend.

  6. Sharon Clancy
    July 9, 2020 7:44 pm

    I went through high school at Madison High with Jay. He was such a kind person. I am glad I was his friend on fb and did get see him at our last MHS reunion. My prayers are with his family and just know the good Lord is taking care of him now.

  7. Ruth Morgan (Browne)
    July 10, 2020 1:44 pm

    I knew Jay from Sunday school class taught by his mom, vacation bible, elementary school, then high school. He was kind, witty, and always had that side smile. My prayers to his loved ones.

  8. Gail Dewitte
    July 13, 2020 9:02 pm

    Working at Lowe’s with Jay was great. He was always upbeat,helpful and kind. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. Rest In Peace Buddy!

    Gail DeWitte

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