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WILLIAM L. HEARN JR
August 3, 1950 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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The Life and Legacy of William L. Hearn Jr.
Mr. William L. Hearn Jr., also affectionately known as “Billy” by many of his loved ones, was born on August 3, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born to the late William L. Hearn Sr. and Frances Hearn.
On January 15, 2024, Mr. William L Hearn Jr., transitioned from this earthly domain to a divine resting place of peace, comfort, eternal knowledge and everlasting life.
William was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where he attended Crispus Attucks High school. He later went on to serve in the U.S. Airforce, where he received an honorable discharge, after years of dedicated service.
He later received his business degree from Ivy Tech. He then became a licensed Real Estate Broker in the States of Georgia, Indiana and later, Florida. He was also a knowledgeable tax preparer and advisor.
As a realtor for more than 30 years, William loved helping people experience the dream of home ownership. When there was seemingly no way, William made a way to make this dream happen for countless friends, family, co- workers, acquaintances and even strangers.
A staunch Pan African at heart and philanthropist, William was the type of person who was always extremely caring, loving, compassionate, considerate, generous and very attentive to many peoples' needs, without judgement.
William had a “can do” attitude, willing to go the extra mile to help people, even when it was difficult. He was always full of joy, immeasurable wisdom, wit and intelligence. He had a very warm smile that was welcoming.
It seemed that he always had not only the answer, but the “right” answer to just about any question or concern one had. If there was a rare time when William didn't know the answer, he would research it and get back to you with the “right” answer ASAP.
William was an exceptional husband, wonderful father, awesome friend, compassionate brother, caring uncle, concerned neighbor and an all around amazing man! When he walked into a room ANYWHERE, just his mere presence commanded respect and attention without effort on his part.
Interestingly, he was approachable. He was the most brilliant and loving man most of us have ever known.
He loved spending time with his wife, children, step-children and close friends whenever possible. Only second to his home, William's favorite place to be, was on the golf course. He also enjoyed when he and his wife, would take the children on numerous field trips over the years. He enjoyed taking his wife out to dinner, movies and concerts as well, when the opportunity presented itself.
William was and still IS a true king. He defines what a king should be. He treated people like a king should, with respect, dignity, care and concern. However, he was a force to be reckoned with. He didn't hesitate to speak his mind about many things which included, speaking out against, all manner of mistreatment of people, in particular, Black and Brown people.
William was very close to his wife, his 10 children, including 3 step children, his siblings, and his best friend of 60 years. He also kept in touch with his numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws whom he had much love for.
William will be tremendously missed, but NEVER forgotten by ALL whose lives he touched just being the super amazing man he was and STILL is to many. He left a legacy that encompasses love, compassion, knowledge, wisdom, insight, understanding and more.
William leaves to cherish his memories, Tara Logan-Hearn, his beloved and devoted wife of 21 years, 7 children, Lydia Holden (Greg Holden), Kathy Arroyo (Joseph Arroyo), Adriane Hearn-Lane, William L. Hearn lll, Christina (Keke) Hearn, Naysa E. Hearn, Kalil E. Hearn, 3 step-children, Julius M. Rivers, Jordan K. Rivers, Kaylin Rivers-Smith, 3 siblings, Nathaniel Hearn (Vanessa Hearn), Thomas (TP) Hearn (Juanita Hearn), and Patricia Watkins, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces & great nephews.