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George Washington Heard, Jr.

George Washington Heard, Jr., 85, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Friday, October 2, 2020 with family by his side.

Jr., as everyone called him, was operator of heavy equipment and built Twin Lakes. In 1984 he bought a garage where he and his sons ran Heard Tire Center for 21 years before closing it in 2005. He was a member of Pikeville Church of Christ, enjoyed farming, fishing, and hunting.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George W.  and Willie Fannie Hatfield Heard, Sr.; daughter, Deborah Carol Hale; brothers, J.T., Olen, and Harold Heard; sister, Mildred Smith.

Survivors include his wife of  67 years, Gladys Worthington Heard; sons, Steve (Donna) Heard, Billy (Regina) Heard; daughters, Donna (Jackie) Keith, Vicky (Tony) Hale; son-in-law, Wayne Hale; brothers, Homer (Tressie) Heard, Clayton (Lola) Heard; sister, Dorothy Worthington; sister-in-law, Lola Heard; grandchildren, Dewayne, Eddie, and Kirby Hale, Jeanine Boynton, Scott Keith, Shenia Johnson, Tonia Locklear, Derrick Heard, Hope Heard, Hailey Riggs, Haven Heard, B.J. Heard, Amelia Heard, Cortney Lewis; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 4 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Tony Britt officiating.    

Condolences can be made at

Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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