Damon Heartsill

Damon H. Heartsill, 71, of Norwich, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Oklahoma City.
He was born May 31, 1945, at Richmond, Calif., the son of Dustin Charles Heartsill and Emma Lou Alice Bray Heartsill. Damon spent his childhood in Edmond, Okla., until moving to California in the eighth grade. He attended Poly High School until enlisting in the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 28, 1962, where he was stationed at Lachlan Air Force Base in Texas. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 27, 1966.
Damon enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct. 28, 1968, where he served his country a second time during Vietnam. He made the Army a career and was later honorably discharged as a Sgt. First Class on Jan. 30, 2000.
Damon was united in marriage to Teresa Tee (T.C.) Worley on February 11, 1968 at Reno, Nev. She became his military wife for 32 years as they moved to numerous places in California and Kansas. They eventually moved to Norwich, at 406 E. 1st Street, in 1998.
Damon worked nearby at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita as a seat mechanic until his retirement in September 2009. T.C. died July 2, 2013.
Damon also was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dustin Heartsill; two sisters, Cheri Tatum and Baja Carter.
He is survived by his children, Crystal Foulk of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tressie Castro of Shasta Lake, Calif., Vaughn Heartsill of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two brothers, Charles Heartsill of Fayettville, N.C., and Anthony Heartsill of Georgetown, Calif.; one sister, Willie Jamison of Seattle; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Viola Cemetery with the Rev. Deb Schmidt of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellington, officiating. Military graveside rites were by the U.S. Army, Fort Riley Honor Guard, Fort Riley. Interment followed in Viola Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. Online condolences and guest book are available at www.ebersolemortuary.com.