John Heffernan Services to be Held 9 February


John Heffernan who long directed Retiree Affairs at LRAFB and then devoted his full energies to the NLR State Veterans Cemetery passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. He was a member of North Hills Baptist Church and retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard serving for over 27 years.  He went on to serve as Director of Retiree Archive Office at the Little Rock Air Force Base, retiring after more than 50 years of combined service to his community. His absence will be deeply felt among members Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery Beautification Foundation, and all veterans service organizations in the central Arkansas area. He was a mentor and guidepost for so many in our community. We have truly lost a great hero. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at North Hills Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Interment will follow in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018.

John prefers, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to:

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery Beautification Foundation
P.O.Box 6648
Sherwood AR 72124

You may also visit our GIVE NOW to make a tribute online.

See John’s full Obituary here:



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