VIM-HHI Mourns Passing of Board Member Heberton

Bill Heberton, VIM board member, passes away at 87

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is mourning the passing of board member, Bill Heberton, who passed away June 6 at the age of 87. A member of the finance committee, he joined the board of directors in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen, as well as five children.

Bill began with the clinic as a volunteer about nine years ago before transitioning to the board of directors. His first volunteer job was as a greeter. He then became an appointment reminder caller, prior to helping out in the development office.

Our executive director, Dr. Raymond L. Cox spoke highly of Bill and his contributions to our clinic. “Bill was a kind, insightful and patient person. His commitment to Volunteers in Medicine was unwavering.”

Cox added that “Bill’s intellect, humility and quick wit will be sorely missed. He will remain a valued link in our Circle of Caring.”

His passions included golf, including memberships at Hilton Head National and Dolphin Head, where he was a board president for two years. He was active with the Special Olympics of Georgia. Bill introduced golf to that organization through active work with the Atlanta Chapter and helped organize outings and tournaments. In addition to working with the clinic, he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, helping build a house for First Presbyterian Church.

A native of Philadelphia, he was a successful businessman including owning the Jim Dandy Co. and consulting in the pet food industry before retiring to Hilton Head. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1952 and received an MBA from Drexel.

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