Aussie Sanford "Sandy" Hearron, of Brandon, passed away April 28, 2017 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Ann Shipman Hearron, a sister, Greta H. Baria (Larry), stepsons Rob (Kellie) Watson and Stuart Watson, nieces and nephews, Jill Whigham Gordon (Justin), Scott Whigham (Susan), Vince Baria (Mary Brooke), and Bonnie Baria Hall (Billy). He was predeceased by his parents, Aussie Barron and Lorraine Thompson Hearron, and a daughter, Sherry Christina "Christee" Hearron.
A native of Meridian, Sandy graduated from Meridian High School and Mississippi State University. He served his country during the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot and concluded his service at the rank of captain. During his time serving, he was assigned the privilege of escorting visiting dignitaries.
Sandy worked in his family's real estate business before joining Continental Management and Development Company and later, the Mattiace Company in Jackson. Sandy was also the coordinator for Junior Miss of Mississippi for many years. An adventurous traveler and outdoorsman, Sandy enjoyed flying, fishing, scuba diving, and woodworking.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm, with a visitation starting at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the American Cancer Society .
Published on May 1, 2017