Louis Willard Hess Sr.


Louis Willard Hess Sr., 89, of New Matamoras, OH passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Marietta Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bridgeport, OH on October 18, 1927 to the late Louis Frank & Catherine East Hess. Lou was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam . He was a Past Master and was serving as the Tyler of Matamoras Lodge #374 F.&A.M., a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge and A.A.N.O.M.S. Aladdin Shriners. He was also a member of Matamoras VFW Post 6387.

He is survived by a daughter, Carrol Hendrix of New Matamoras and two sons, Louis W. Hess Jr. of Sanford, NC and Russell Hess (Mary Ann) of Tridelphia, WV; two grandsons, Daniel Hendrix (Kelly) and Zachary Hess; two great grandchildren, Savannah Offenberger and Elijah Hendrix and a brother, Charles Hess.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on May 5, 2012 Alice Jo Blake Hess; two sisters, Elizabeth Eddy and Alice Palmer and a grandson, Brandon Louis Hess.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Hadley Funeral Home New Matamoras Chapel, 700 Main St., New Matamoras with Pastor Dennis Williams officiating. Full military honors will follow the service. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the funeral home with a Masonic service to be held at 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.