"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Gary Heacock 

December 9, 1935 - August 25, 2015 

Gary Heacock, 79, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015. He was born December 9, 1935 to Chester and Earlyn Heacock.

Gary attended Iowa School for the Deaf and graduated there in 1955.

Gary was an active member of Altoona Regular Baptist Church and Grandview Park Baptist Church. He loved collecting trains of all sizes and models throughout the years. Gary always took pride in maintaining his home and enjoyed mowing the lawn and fulfilling household chores.

He is survived by his daughter, MaryAnn (Alan) Smith; step-son, Rodney (Brenda) Deal; 2 grandchildren, Curtis (Amanda) Jackson and Jody (William) Tunberg; step-sister, Winnie (Ted) Johnson; and numerous cousins and extended family. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and half-brother, Kenneth Heacock.

Visitation will be Friday, August 28, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 29th at the funeral home with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Gary.

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Thanks to Haimilton Funeral Home, Des Moines, Iowa and Dale Peak for the information.