Lee R. Heston, 68, passed peacefully March 13, 2016, at Salem Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Lee was born to Roy and Luella Frost Heston in Canton, Ohio.
He grew up on the family farm and attended schools in Augusta. Upon graduating high school, he went on to complete his B.S. in Agriculture Economics from The Ohio State University. Soon, after, he joined the U. S. Army and served in the US and overseas.
He met and married Sally Grooms and they had a son, Matthew Lee.
Lee lived his life in Carroll County on the farm, actively farming and involved in many farm related activities. He served on the Farm Service Agency board, Carroll County Cattlemen, Carroll County Ag Society (fairboard) and as 4-H advisor for the Carroll County Steer Club.
After over 20 years of service, he retired from the Carrollton Exempted Village School District as a bus driver and from the East Township Trustees. He also served as an elder at the Stillfork Presbyterian Church. He was a 47-year member of Augusta #504 Mason Lodge where he served as master and later as the treasurer.
He relished his time with the grandchildren and enjoyed reading, computers, shooting sporting clays, spending time with friends, and helping his neighbors.
In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Lucy; grandson Harrison “Harry” Matthew; granddaughter, Darby Claire; mother-in-law Virginia Grooms; brother-in-law, Chester (Charlotte) Grooms; a niece and nephew; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Coleman Grooms.
Calling hours will be held in Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton March 17 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.
Masonic services will be held at 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held March 18 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.