Obituary of Heyward Derrick Wessinger
Heyward Derrick Wessinger, caring and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather entered into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father and resurrection life while at home, surrounded by love on June 17, 2022. He lived out in humility, a dedicated, faith-filled, and generous approach to all, with his time, talents, and possessions. He loved his family unconditionally.
Heyward was born in Chapin, SC on March 15, 1930. He graduated from Chapin High School and completed multiple college level courses as part of career development at SCANA. Heyward served as a veteran of the Korean War and the National Guard. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart. He married his beautiful and beloved Doris on June 5, 1960.
As the Manager of the Right of Way department and a Senior Right of Way Agent, he received many recognitions including the Humanitarian Service Award; additionally, he was a member of the International Right of Way Association and served as its president in 1980. He retired in 1989 from SCANA Corporation with 40 years of service.
Heyward was a dedicated and faithful member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church for 60 years and participated in many committees and functions including many leadership roles, especially on Property and Church Council. He was involved in Lutheran Men in Mission, served as a Mason, and was a dedicated member of the Pineview Ruritan Club.
His interests and passions were many. Chief among these were: gardening, woodworking, welding, and pitmaster. He shared his gift of cooking barbeque with family for reunions, churches and civic groups for fundraisers and work groups.
He is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Pearl; six brothers: Carl (Annie Mae), Wendell (Earlene), Elmer (Edith), Raymond (Callie), Harold and Jennings; and one sister, Dorothy Chapman (Harold).
Heyward is survived by his loving wife, Doris Moore Wessinger, of 62 years; his sister, Judy Swygert (John); sisters-in-law, Rosmarie Wessinger, and Betty Wessinger; three adoring children, Philip Wessinger (Melanie), Ann Satterwhite (Mark) and Catherine Westbrook (Andy); and loving grandchildren of whom Heyward was so proud: Matthew Wessinger (Grace), Meredith Campanella (Mike), Elizabeth Johnson (Parker), Ann Padget Satterwhite, Andrew Westbrook, and Marshall Westbrook.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church with interment in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 at the church. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be directed to Our Saviour Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Heyward Wessinger, please visit our Tree Store