Carl Gene Hess


In Loving

Carl Gene Hess

June 29, 1955- December 25, 2020

Carl Gene Hess, 65, of Holly Grove entered heaven on Friday, December 25, 2020.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Cecil and Betty Ruth Bonham Hess. He is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Teresa Hess; sons, Eugene Hess (Debbie) and Michael Hess; his bonus daughter, Tabitha Searles (Brian); three sisters, Ruth Eaton (Russell), Norma Arbaugh (Chuck), and Bessie Hess; grandchildren, Nikki Hoosier (Tucker), Erica (Collin), Gavin, Mariah, Brandon, Whitney, Blake Hess, Keith (Jaclyn) and Brianna Searles; great-granddaughter, Aliyah Rae; his extended family, Heather, Michael, Kennedy, Braelyn, Caiden and Cameron; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Carl was a talented welder at Foley Material Handling in Ashland for the past 24 years. He was a dedicated volunteer firefighter with Holly Grove Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years and with Locust Creek Fire Department prior to that. Carl was an avid hunter and loved being in the woods with his son, Eugene and grandson, Gavin and his many friends at Holly Grove Hunt Club. Carl was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, papa and friend to many. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

The family will have a celebration of life service at a later date due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

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  1. Lisa Palmquist December 30, 2020 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Uncle Carl was a truly amazing man. He always had a smile and a big hug for you every time you would see him. My heart is breaking for Teresa and Eugene and the family. He will be so missed. Love you and miss you Uncle Carl. Fly high because we know you have your wings now.

  2. Wayne and Laurie Davis December 31, 2020 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Sending our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to your family. May God give you strength and comfort.

    • Lori A Campbell December 31, 2020 at 3:36 am - Reply

      You were like a big brother to me. 💔!!! My love and sympathy to the family

  3. Bev December 31, 2020 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Uncle carl was a great uncle. Never had a unkind word to say. He loved us all and it showed. He love to pick on us all the time. I did not get to see him as much as I would have liked. But her knew we loved him. I will miss him so much and his aggravating me. My heart breaks for the rest of the family.

  4. Randall Cooper December 31, 2020 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Carl was a great man, mom and buddy and I loved him dearly, he wasn’t family by marriage, buy honesty and acceptance. Deepest sympathy and prayers ,love you Eugene..

    • Bessie Hess December 31, 2020 at 2:45 am - Reply

      Carl was the greatest brother anyone could wish for, he loved us all. He finally found his soul mate Teresa, he loved her so much and always worried about her. I’m going to miss you so much, you wont have any pain now. Love you and miss you so much.

  5. Renee Thornton December 31, 2020 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Prayer being sent to all the family in this time and time to come . Carl was a great man and loved by many our regards
    Renee Thornton ( Gammon)

    • Sharon( Bortle) DeClerico December 31, 2020 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Praying for your family. My condolences to the family. May Carl now watch over you all until you meet again. God Bless you all.

    • Norma Arbaugh January 10, 2021 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Carl was the best brother ever. My best friend, we are a close family and love each other more than words can ever express
      He was good to everyone, and would do anything he could to help others,
      When he met and Married Teresa, we saw him happier than he had ever been , other than when his Children were born, he loved both his Boys very much and loved his step daughter also. and truly loved all his grandchildren blood or not.
      Only peace I have is he is now in Heaven free of pain and is with our parents.
      I will love you Carl until my last breath and I will miss you beyond words, I still can’t believe you’re gone.
      I struggle everyday trying to get through each day without you.
      RIP and watch over us , until we meet again. 💔

  6. Doug Sprouse December 31, 2020 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Truly special man. Always loved seeing his smile when I came in the door for the last 20 years.Walking into to work will never be the same. He will always have a special place in my heart.

  7. Tiffany Williams December 31, 2020 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Carl was such a genuine soul! Always so caring and loving to everyone he met! Always made time to check in on our little family and we truly felt his love! My prayers go out to all the family for healing and peace! Much love from The Williams

  8. Erica Hess December 31, 2020 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Papa was one of a kind. I miss you so much. Aliyah just learned to say papa Carl we were so excited to show you. We love you papa more than anything please watch over us all.

  9. Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. December 31, 2020 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Our heartfelt sympathy to family, friends and Carl’s FD family.

  10. Steven Arbaugh December 31, 2020 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Uncle Carl was more than an Uncle to me. He made me feel like I was a son to him. Always so kind to Beth and I. Made sure you always felt welcomed and loved. He was the one I always would like to go stay with on a weekend getaway down to his house. Went on vacations with him before and we always had a great time. He always would joke that Beth was his girlfriend and he was gonna convince her to stay with him. I’m going to miss him so much. He was one of my all time favorite people in the world.

  11. Rob garrett December 31, 2020 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Carl buddy I really wish we could have caught up a few weeks ago bud u were a great teacher when we worked together I am going to miss u pops I hope u watch over everyone tell we meet again pops fly hi buddy

  12. LCVFD January 1, 2021 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Locust Creek VFD sends thoughts and prayers to Carl’s family.

  13. Marvel Bonham (Little Marv) January 1, 2021 at 2:41 am - Reply

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Carl, I know you believed.

    I am still shocked about your passing. However I do know that you’ve made it to your new home in Heaven. I haven’t seen you in many years but you’re still family and I’m gonna miss you and miss seeing your Facebook posts of your beautiful family and words of wisdom. You’re one of a kind, thanks for being apart of my childhood memories.

    I know Earth lost a wonderful human being but I know Heaven gained a wonderful Angel. Rest In Paradise Carl, we will meet again. Love you Carl.

  14. Tabitha Searles January 1, 2021 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    I will truly miss the best step father and grandfather to my children that a girl could ask for! You loved us like we were your own and loved my mom like no other! I wish she would have found you sooner! GOD has a plan and we never know what it will be but he knows best and I know you are in the greatest place to be as this world is a mess! We love you and hope you know just how much you were loved and appreciated!

  15. Charlie Pritt January 1, 2021 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Carl, you will be dearly missed I am at a loss for words seems like just the other day you were with us on a fire call. Thank you for your years of volunteer service with Holly Grove and Locust Creek, if you see Ronnie and Becky at the fire ball in heaven please say hi, prayers for family through this rough time

  16. Allen & Minnie Sturgill January 2, 2021 at 12:28 am - Reply

    DearTeresa, Eugene, Mike, Bessie, Ruth ,Norma and all of the family , our prayers are with each of you. Allen and I have many good memories of times with Carl many years ago. Many of you have heard the the story of his Duster and Allen breaking it. Carl would smile and say, well we gotta fix it,and we did. He was a great brother in law. The years went by and he married Teresa, I thank you Teresa for loving him so much. . We prayed so hard for God to heal him.But God has plans for him .Someday we will know those plans. Carl, go rest high on that mountain. We miss you ,but Heavens sweeter with you there. 💕

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