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Johnny Lee Heffner

May 1, 2012

Johnny Lee Heffner was born April 19, 1944 in Antlers to Lloyd Jewell and Alta (Day) Gilliam. He passed from this life April 24, 2012 in Antlers at the age of 68. Johnny served his country in the United States Army from 1966-1968 in HQ 6th Battalion (HAWK), 65th Artillary in Key West, FL, during the Vietnam War. He obtained the rank of SP4 and had training in Code of Conduct, Military Justice, ATP 21-114, Traffic Safety, CBR Training, and EMC. Johnny enjoyed hunting and fishing, and socializing with his friends over coffee. Johnny was preceded in death by his mother: Alta Gilliam; grandparents: Mark & Alice Day; and a sister: Carolyn Heffner. He is survived by his children: Johnny Edward Brawley of Oklahoma City, Tammy Jean Bruce of Antlers, Christy Dale Miller of Antlers, John Edward Heffner of Antlers, Wesley John Heffner of Coalgate, Amanda Michelle Heffner of Antlers, Amber Charline Heffner of Antlers, and Justin Lee Heffner of Antlers; father: Lloyd Jewell Gilliam of Antlers; brothers: James Gilliam of Midland, TX., and Larry Gilliam of Ft. Worth, TX; eighteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Mills & Coffey Chapel with Pastor Donnie Day officiating. Musical selections included “Angel” and “I’ll Be Missing You.” Family and friends may send online condolences at

Funeral services conducted by Mills & Coffey Funeral Home of Antlers.

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