“He was a guy that really made an impression… He had a high work ethic, and that work ethic was to provide for his family, that he dearly loved.”
Hefton enjoyed coaching his sons in softball at Covenant Christian Academy, where he had coached for four years, and was actively involved in volunteering at his sons’ schools, including at Oak Hill Elementary where Tracy heads the PTO.
Hefton, the breadwinner of the family, had driven trucks for 20 years with Harper’s company and WAR Trucking before that and had started a lawn care business in hopes of spending more time with his four sons, who range in age from 15 to 2.
The family had already gone through a roller coaster of a year when the accident occurred. The Hefton’s 13year-old son, Zach, underwent his third open heart surgery earlier this year in January to repair a damaged heart valve, and the family’s house was nearly split in two during the Mother’s Day tornadoes when a tree fell through their roof and living room. Luckily, no one was hurt during the storms. The family had almost completed the repairs and were planning to move back in at the end of this year.
An account was set up for the Hefton family at People’s Bank, under “Hefton Family Fund,” at the Conyers and Covington branches. For more information, call (770) 3856800 or (770) 483-7200.