Heslep, Kelly Eugene

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heslep_kelly_eugeneKelly Eugene (Gene) Heslep, 73, of Elliston, passed peacefully into the arms of his waiting Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was a charter member of Seneca Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder. Gene was retired from Radford Army Ammunition Plant, but was also a master carpenter and mechanic.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his childhood sweetheart of 52 and a half years, Peggy Dickson Heslep; daughter, Chevella H. Russell (Michael); daughter, Shoan H. Blevins (Robert); son, Kelly E. Heslep II; son, Samuel E. Hartman (Constance); daughter, Kourtney S. Bower (Haden); and son, Riley Dixon (Trista). Also left to cherish his memory are 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; his brother, Lloyd Heslep; and a special cousin, Sally Heslep Brammer (Jerry); brother-in-law, Doug Dickson (Barbara); sister-in-law, Kathy Dowdy, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Thank you to the Palliative Care Unit at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rasouli of ICU and Good Samaritan Hospice.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016 in the Seneca Baptist Church with the Pastor John Collins officiating. Interment will follow in the Belmont Cemetery, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Seneca Baptist Church, Elliston. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home., Blacksburg.