Justin Hearne

Justin William Hearne

Friday, June 17th, 1988 - Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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A Celebration of the Life of Justin Hearne, 31, of Malakoff will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

Justin passed away on August 18, 2019 in Anderson County.

Justin was born June 17, 1988 in Orange, California, the son of Jack M. Hearne and Candace Elaine (Strosaker) Hearne. He graduated from Cross Roads High School in 2007 and went on to join the United States Marine Corp in Twentynine Palms, California with the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion. He did several tours including Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Justin loved his children very much and cherished spending time with them. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, and he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jack D. Hearne and his maternal grandfather, David Strosaker.

He is survived by his parents, Jack and Candace Hearne; two daughters, Kynley and Peyton Hearne; one sister, Jennifer Meier and husband Jacob; one brother, Nathan Hearne; half-sister, Jasmine Heil; nephew, Connor Meier; grandparents, Fannie Matthews, Shirley Strosaker, Esther Strosaker and numerous aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist with funeral expenses.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family of Athens.

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    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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    Pastor David Jordan


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Amanda Vance

Posted at 01:46pm
I worked with Justin at Brookshire's in what seems like another lifetime now. He was one of those guys that everyone loved. I always knew if I pulled into the parking lot and saw that little car (I think it was a Tempo), it was going to be a good day because Hearne knew how to make me laugh. I was put in charge of training him at one point - I think it was for the gas station kiosk - and I don't know how he learned anything at all because we spent the entire time laughing. But it wasn't just his sense of humor that I admired about him, he also knew how to put things into perspective. I was a young and dramatic girl when we worked together and I went through one of those breakups that all young and dramatic girls go through and I can remember Justin saying something along the lines of "he was ugly anyway, you deserve better" and in the moment I went from crying to laughing but I could also tell that he genuinely believed that I did in fact deserve better. I ended up falling in love with and marrying another one of our Brookshire's co-workers and over the last 12 years, my husband and I have spoken often of our years working together back then and Justin is in so many of our wonderful memories. I'd recently reconnected with Justin on Facebook and I loved seeing what an amazing man and father he was.

I am in constant prayer for Justin's family and I pray Justin is at peace. He meant so much to so many people, myself included.

Wes Cockrell

Posted at 02:28pm
Justin, It was a pleasure getting to work with you. Thank for your service to this great country. You will truly be missed by myself and everyone here.
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Matthew Wray

Posted at 07:22pm
I served with Justin in 29 Palms and man could he make us laugh. He always has a witty comment to brighten the day but in a times need he always had our backs. I’m still in shock over this as it’s happening to often to my brothers. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time. Nothing we do can bring him back, but it’s up to us to make his memories last forever. God bless and Semper Fi

Kaye picking

Posted at 10:30am
I did not know Justin but our son was also at Twentynine Palms. 3rd CEB. In Iraq and Afghanistan. He lost the battle July 4, 2018. There are no words for your pain. May you find some comfort and peace in the future but I know the days and months will be hard. May God bless your family with some peace. Thank you for your service, Justin. Rest In Peace. Kaye Picking

Jack Hearne Posted at 07:07pm

Thank you so much. We are sorry to here of your loss as well. No parrent should have to go through this.

Tara Quenneville

Posted at 09:33am
Thank you for your service Justin from a grateful American.

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