December 14, 1952 - February 3, 2020
Vickie Rae Hess, 67, of Mullens passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at her residence battling a long illness surrounded by her family. Born December 14, 1952, at Mullens, WV and was the daughter of the late Earl Gragg and Ruby (Shrader) Whitt and stepfather, Clarence Whitt. Vickie was a lifelong resident of Mullens and was a graduate of Mullens High School and also from Bluefield State College with a degree in Nursing. Vickie chose a career in the healthcare industry caring for others and was a former employee of Wyoming General Hospital, was a former Director of Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and retiring in 2015 from Welch Community Hospital. She was always putting others before herself and caring for their needs before her own and saw the good in everyone. In her leisure she enjoyed spending time line dancing with her special friends Patty Scott and Sheila Prillaman; she enjoyed shopping and traveling with her two close cousins, Jennifer Saunders and Wanda Remley. In addition to her parents and stepfather she is also preceded in death by her loving husband, William "Slugger" Hess of 28 years. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Jason Hess and his wife, Jennifer of Beckley; the light of her life her grandson, Ian; her stepson, Bill Hess and wife, Cynthia of Texas and their son, Silas. Services will be 1:30 P.M. Friday, February 7, 2020 at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com. The family of Vickie Hess is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Vickie Rae Hess, 67, of Mullens passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at her residence battling a long illness surrounded by her family. Born December 14, 1952, at Mullens, WV and was the daughter of the late Earl Gragg and Ruby (Shrader)... View Obituary & Service Information
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