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“To the Hesson Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although I just came across this and it is 2 months later, I felt I need to pass my...Read More »
1 of 124 | Posted by: Kim Hutchison - Amherst, OH

“God bless you and your family William. ”
2 of 124 | Posted by: Michael A. Wright - South Webster, OH

“My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. May your memories of William stay with you each and every day. Paula...Read More »
3 of 124 | Posted by: Paula Schiro - Massillon, OH

“Even though I didn't know William I want to express my deepest sympathy, especially today. My thoughts are with you. ”
4 of 124 | Posted by: Suzanne Woodring - Toledo, OH

“I did not know William, but I can see that he was a respected man who really loved his family. My heart breaks for your family. You are in my prayers...Read More »
5 of 124 | Posted by: jackie brown - aurora, OH

“Julia and family - My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I was extremely saddened to learn of this horrific tragedy. I pray that God...Read More »
6 of 124 | Posted by: Joseph Fanell - Pataskala, OH

“Stating it plainly, your Husband, father, son, solider, friend, loved one died a hero. Your family is in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. ...Read More »
7 of 124 | Posted by: Chris Cremeens, RN - Ironton, OH

“Please accept my sincerest sympathy for your loss. I didn't know Officer Hesson personally but know in your heart that he will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 124 | Posted by: Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO - FL

“To the family of Bill Hesson please accept our condolences. We are both JCO's at ORVJCF and was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of a union...Read More »
9 of 124 | Posted by: Jeremy Jewell & Liz Abdella - OH

“My condolences to you for your loss. JCO Hesson was a great person. He will be dearly missed. May God bless you and comfort you always. JCO Kelly...Read More »
10 of 124 | Posted by: Kelly Brokaw - MoJCF, OH

“Dear Hesson Family We are sorry for your loss! Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. May God comfort you during this time. C/O Lynn Lewis and...Read More »
11 of 124 | Posted by: C/O Lynn Lewis & Family - Shelby, OH

“To the Hesson Family: I did not know Mr. Hesson however all ODYS staff working in the institutions and regions I consider to be my sisters and...Read More »
12 of 124 | Posted by: Loretta Hillman - Columbus, OH

“FIRST OF ALL I DID NOT KNOW BILL, BUT I WORK WITH A GENTLEMAN WHOS WIFE WORKED WITH BILL AND I AM SIGNING THIS GUESTBOOK TO LET THE FAMILY KNOW THAT...Read More »
13 of 124 | Posted by: STEVE DEREFIELD - columbus, OH

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. ”
14 of 124 | Posted by: The McCartney Family - N Canton, OH

“My condolences go out to the Hesson family. I went to school Bill, and remember what a very nice guy he was. I'm sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 124 | Posted by: Andrew Levan - North Canton, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. JCO Hesson was a kind and fair JCO here at CHJCF. I am a teacher here and he always had something pleasant to say to...Read More »
16 of 124 | Posted by: Cheryl A. Schwebs - Cleveland, OH

“Dear Hesson Family, My deepest and sincerest sympathy on your loss. I pray you feel some comfort knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May...Read More »
17 of 124 | Posted by: Mike - New Lexington, OH

“I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,MY PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS,TAMI NULL JCO SCIOTO ”
18 of 124 | Posted by: Tami Null - columbus, OH

“I am sending my heartfelt prayers and sympathy to the family & friends of Officer William Hesson. ”
19 of 124 | Posted by: JCO Tamera Ackers - Lancaster, OH

“I'm sorry for the tragic loss of Officer Hesson. ”
20 of 124 | Posted by: JCO Vickie Cobbina - Columbus, OH

“May God comfort you and your family through your time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I knew Bill(BOXCAR) from flag football, he was a...Read More »
21 of 124 | Posted by: Jonas Thompson - East Sparta, OH

“I did not know Bill but I am deeply sorry for you loss. Please know that all of you are and will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Beverly...Read More »
22 of 124 | Posted by: Beverly Turczyk - Parma, OH

“My Condolences and Prayers to the family and friends. God Bless ”
23 of 124 | Posted by: Matthew Cope - OH

“To the entire Hesson familey thank you for allowing me to be a apart of celabrating Bills life today at the funeral with you and friends.It sounds as...Read More »
24 of 124 | Posted by: Dan Horner - Wheelersburg, OH

“My wife and I wish to send our condolences to the Hesson family. May God bless and comfort you during this time. We want your family to know you...Read More »
25 of 124 | Posted by: Fred and Lisa Sammons - Flatwoods, KY

“Julia and the entire Hesson family, We were sadden to hear of the sudden and tragic death of Bill. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
26 of 124 | Posted by: Susan and Tom Gentry - Akron, OH

“To The Family of Bill Hesson please accept my condolences. I am JCO at Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility and was deeply saddened to...Read More »
27 of 124 | Posted by: Daryl Wynn - Wheelersburg, OH

“Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I pray that God will...Read More »
28 of 124 | Posted by: Jodi Dyer - ORVJCF, OH

“To the Hesson Family: My deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you all. So many are deeply saddened by your loss. God's Peace & Blessings,...Read More »
29 of 124 | Posted by: Michele McPeters - Delaware, OH

“I couldn't stop the tears from flowing when I heard about the tragedy of JCO Hesson's death. I cannot even imagine the pain you are feeling now. ...Read More »
30 of 124 | Posted by: Karen Sizemore - Franklin Furnace, OH

“I am a DYS employee and would like to offer condolences to the family. My prayers are with you all. Let the memories live on. ”
31 of 124 | Posted by: Verna DiPietro - delaware, OH

“My heart goes out to Bill Hesson's family. I do not pretend to know what you are going through, I can only offer you my condolences. My thoughts...Read More »
32 of 124 | Posted by: Barb Baumgardner - Ironton, OH

“Your family is in my prayers. JCO James, IRJCF ”
33 of 124 | Posted by: antonio james - Massillon, OH

“May God sustain and uplift you through this difficult time. I had only known Officer Hesson for a short time, but we instantly connected and became...Read More »
34 of 124 | Posted by: Meshalle Johnston - OH

“My prayers go out to you and your family. May GOD bless the ones you left behind until you meet again in heaven. ”
35 of 124 | Posted by: Regan Moore CJCF Office Assistant - OH

“I am praying for you and your family through this time of loss. ”
36 of 124 | Posted by: Alexis Brisbine, SW-CJCF - OH

“Thanks for your services to our country and for being a Correctional Brother, may God Bless Your entire family. ”
37 of 124 | Posted by: William Ball - OH

“To the family of William L. Hesson - may god bless you and your family in this very difficult time. ”
38 of 124 | Posted by: Tami Collingsworth - Wheelersburg, OH

“Although our paths have never crossed, I would like to extend my condolences to your family. This situation has saddened many. I believe that it is...Read More »
39 of 124 | Posted by: Michele L. George - Gallipolis, OH

“We, all our saddened. Your family will be in our prayers. May God keep you strong. ”
40 of 124 | Posted by: William Daniels - Columbus, OH

“May God Bless Corrections Officer William L. Hesson, his Family, and fellow Corrections Officers. I thank you for your service as a U.S. Army Ranger...Read More »
41 of 124 | Posted by: John T. Dean - OH

“Jennifer and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family in this time of lose. Mark - unit manager...Read More »
42 of 124 | Posted by: Mark & Jennifer Conley - Ashland, KY

“Dear Hesson family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that the DYS family stands with you during this time of tragedy. ”
43 of 124 | Posted by: Kathryn Ingles - Columbus, OH

“Our deepest sympathy and our prayers goes out to the Hesson family and friends. May God be there for Bill's wife and kids. ”
44 of 124 | Posted by: George Marshall - OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The staff at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution ”
45 of 124 | Posted by: Cheryl Rhoades - Londonderry, OH

“The entire DYS family is deeply saddened about the loss of your husband. My heart goes out to you and your family and know that William is now...Read More »
46 of 124 | Posted by: Carrolton Daniels - Columbus, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of need. ”
47 of 124 | Posted by: Randon Watson- Social Worker CJCF - OH

“I work at the Hills but never got to meet William. My sincere sympathy for you and yours. May God bless you now and forever. Sherry Schmidt ”
48 of 124 | Posted by: Sherry - Olmsted Falls, OH

“I as a jco send heart felt prayers to u and your family also sending condolences from all my co-workers at Scioto-JCF ”
49 of 124 | Posted by: diantha miller - columbus, OH

“Just wanted to send my condolences to the family of William Hesson. I work for the Department of Youth Services in Franklin Furnace, OH. Our...Read More »
50 of 124 | Posted by: Janet Whitt - Franklin Furnace, OH

“Our hearts are heavy with the loss of this fellow correctional professional and OCSEA member. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family now and...Read More »
51 of 124 | Posted by: Don & Jeannie Berry, ManCI - OH

“My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. I have worked in corrections for over 25 years and the lost of a brother in our corrections...Read More »
52 of 124 | Posted by: Ruth Slusher LPN,ManCI - OH

“Your extended family of the Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility would like to express their condolences for your loss. ”
53 of 124 | Posted by: Lou Ann Castle - Portsmouth, OH

“We greive and mourn the loss of a fellow brother. We remember Bill as a smiling, spunky man who was eager to jump right in.May God be with you in...Read More »
54 of 124 | Posted by: The Farra Family - Glenmont, OH

“To the Hesson family: May God Bless you and offer you strength and support for your family during this terrible time. I formerly worked as a JCO and...Read More »
55 of 124 | Posted by: Sarah Johnson - Marion, OH

“Mrs. Hesson and family, JCO Hesson was pleasant and cordial when I saw him in the school office. I enjoyed his energy as he began his shift. He was...Read More »
56 of 124 | Posted by: Trevalynne Williams - Perrysville, OH

“To the Hesson Family, I did not know William. I work within the Department of Youth Services. I am so sorry for your loss, and I lift you and your...Read More »
57 of 124 | Posted by: True Harper - Cleveland, OH

“PLEASE KNOW THAT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME AND GOD WILL HELP YOU GET THRU THIS ONE DAY AT AT TIME. ”
58 of 124 | Posted by: DONNA NEELY - TOLEDO, OH

“I want to give condolences to your family. Your loss is also an OCSEA loss and heartfully felt. Peace and strength be with you at this time. ...Read More »
59 of 124 | Posted by: Patricia Howell - Westerville, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that the Hesson family, William's firends and co-workers are in out prayers down here at ORVJCF ”
60 of 124 | Posted by: Shawn Kennedy - South point, OH

“All my prayers are with you and your family at this grievous time. May God grant you strength and courage. Although I did not know your husband I...Read More »
61 of 124 | Posted by: Linda Jenks - Chillicothe, OH

“At a time like this, there are no words to ease the pain of your loss , but just know that your family and friends will be there to help you. God...Read More »
62 of 124 | Posted by: Cynthia McLarty - Columbus, OH

“Julia, We met briefly last summer while one of the boys was in the hospital with my son. I just want to say I had known Billy for many years...he...Read More »
63 of 124 | Posted by: Judy Dovicsak - Uniontown, OH

“All my prayers are with you and your family at this grievous time. May God grant you strength and courage. Although I did not know your husband I...Read More »
64 of 124 | Posted by: Linda Jenks - Chillicothe, OH

“To the family of William L. Hesson: I am sending my condolescenes to the family with my prayers. I know that this is a difficult time however I know...Read More »
65 of 124 | Posted by: Gloria R. Brown - Cleveland, OH

“To the family of William L. Hesson: I am sending my condolescenes to the family with my prayers. I know that this is a difficult time however I know...Read More »
66 of 124 | Posted by: Gloria R. Brown - Cleveland, OH

“Dear Wesson Family, The world lost a fine man and a good JCO. I hope you find peace and comfort in the knowledge that many people share your grief....Read More »
67 of 124 | Posted by: Gretchen Hull-Morris Teacher Marion DYS - OH

“JCO Hesson was a wonderful man to work with here at Mohican. We are so very sorry about your loss. You and the children are in our prayers. May...Read More »
68 of 124 | Posted by: Betsy Lavinder - Loudonville, OH

“Mrs. Hesson, My husband is a JCO at Marion JCF and we were shocked and grieved to hear of your husband's death. We are both so very sorry for your...Read More »
69 of 124 | Posted by: Denise & Joel Smith - OH

“I too work for ODYS as well my son who is a JCO. Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. May God bless you and your children. Our...Read More »
70 of 124 | Posted by: Marlean Ames & George Mansour - OH

“I am a social worker at Indian River. Bill was in my pre-service training class in Columbus as we were hired on in December 2008. I sat at Bill's...Read More »
71 of 124 | Posted by: Kathy Zelek - Canton, OH

“Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. I was one of the lucky ones who briefly got to know him as he stood outside my...Read More »
72 of 124 | Posted by: Tracey Evans - Beachwood, OH

“I am a social worker at Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility. My heart breaks for you all and I will continue to pray daily for your family. ...Read More »
73 of 124 | Posted by: Shelly Payne - Howard, OH

“I am a JCO at Marion Juvenile Corrections. My family and I want to say how sorry we are to hear about your loss. May Jesus hold you close during...Read More »
74 of 124 | Posted by: Woodrow R. Morris - Marion, OH

“My fiance worked with Bill and always said what a great guy he was to work with and what a good person he was... God Bless you and your family during...Read More »
75 of 124 | Posted by: Courtney Krumlauf - Cleveland, OH

“I'm very sorry about your lost. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
76 of 124 | Posted by: Tonya Holyfield - OH

“I did not know JCO Hesson for very long, but, I do know he was a very nice person. He will be missed. May God Bless and keep your family. Teacher at...Read More »
77 of 124 | Posted by: Donnella Fortson - Highland Hills, OH

“Our Condolences go forward to the entire family of Officer Hesson.The vast majority of us never had the pleasure of working with Officer Hesson but...Read More »
78 of 124 | Posted by: Bruce Brock - Delaware, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength and the courage to survive this time of sorrow and rebuild the future! He will always be...Read More »
79 of 124 | Posted by: Jeannie Brill - Orient, OH

“My heart and prayers goes out to the family of William L. Hesson. May God bless all of you! ”
80 of 124 | Posted by: David Ewing - OH

“We are sadden in the death of William Hesson. May God Bless you and your family. SJCF Records Dept L. Farrow, L. Sylvester, L. Clark, O. Riddle, R....Read More »
81 of 124 | Posted by: Larry C. Farrow - Delaware, OH

“Julia and the entire Hesson family - May God give youth strength during this tremendlously difficult time. I am sincerely saddened by this tragedy....Read More »
82 of 124 | Posted by: Lori Hicks - Marion, OH

“God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask or think, according to our faith. May you find continual peace, strength and endurance...Read More »
83 of 124 | Posted by: Sabrina Tutstone - Columbus, OH

“Sorry, for lost. Remember God cares for you and he will put no more on you than you can bare. ”
84 of 124 | Posted by: ERW - Delaware, OH

“I work at the DYS in Columbus. Please know that your family is being prayed for. I ask God to bless and comfort the entire Hesson family. My sincere...Read More »
85 of 124 | Posted by: Cassandra Price - Columbus, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May God continue to be your source of strength and imspiration during this moment. ...Read More »
86 of 124 | Posted by: Twania Harbour-ODYS Toledo Regional Office - OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. If there's anything we can do for you and your family please let us know. No matter how big or...Read More »
87 of 124 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Randle - Delaware, OH

“I would like to express my deepest sympathy. I attended Pre-service with Bill. We all tried to support each other no matter what. We were just...Read More »
88 of 124 | Posted by: Rochelle Sanders - Cleveland, OH

“Dear Mrs. Hesson, My heart grieves for you and your family. I am praying daily that God will ease some of the pain and help you daily! May God...Read More »
89 of 124 | Posted by: Benita Reaves - OH

“I did not know Mr. Hesson personally but am a Department of Youth Services employee at Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility. I just...Read More »
90 of 124 | Posted by: Shelia Roach - Franklin Furnace,, OH

“To the Hesson family, I am a nurse at Marion Juvenile. My heart goes out to you and all who knew and loved JCO Hesson. I pray for special...Read More »
91 of 124 | Posted by: joyce noe - marion, OH

“I am a social worker at Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility. My thoughts are with the family during this time of loss. ”
92 of 124 | Posted by: Stacey L. Cartee - Chillicothe, OH

“to the hesson family i am so sorry to hear bill passing i only new bill a couple of years but new he was a great dad and how he love his wife and...Read More »
93 of 124 | Posted by: collins family - canton, OH

“I am an educator at Scioto Juvenille Correctional Facility. Please know I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless...Read More »
94 of 124 | Posted by: Lindsey McCracken - Powell, OH

“I hadn't seen Bill since High School, but was still very saddened to hear the news. Our condolences to the family and friends. ”
95 of 124 | Posted by: Scott Holmes - Wilmington, NC

“My deepest symphathy to you in this very sad time. There is really nothing i can say to convey my feelings to and for you and the children. I will...Read More »
96 of 124 | Posted by: Rachel Hailey - Akron, OH

“Dear Hesson Family, It was with great saddness when I heard of Bill's passing.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.I was his fifth grade...Read More »
97 of 124 | Posted by: Tom Fladung - Louisville, OH

“I was so saddened to hear the news of Bill's passing. I've known Billy, as he was know then, since 4th grade. We went to school together all the...Read More »
98 of 124 | Posted by: Shelene Christensen Walker - TN

“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of William Hesson. May God wrap you in his arms and hold you tight as you go through this devastating...Read More »
99 of 124 | Posted by: Lorri Cox - Mt. Sterling, OH

“OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TRAGEDY. I HOPE JUSTICE WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR FAMILY SWIFTLY. GOD BLESS BILL...Read More »
100 of 124 | Posted by: C.O. MICHAEL D. MEDDOCK CRC AND FAMILY - OH

“My deepest condolences to the family. Havent seen Bill since high-school but he was a fun guy to be around back then. Keep his memories alive forever. ”
101 of 124 | Posted by: E. Hoffman - North Canton, OH

“To The Hesson Family, I did not know Bill personally, but was very saddened to hear of his passing. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of...Read More »
102 of 124 | Posted by: Frankie - OH

“You and your family have often been in my thoughts the past several days...My prayers are with you and your family...I have spoken to officers that...Read More »
103 of 124 | Posted by: Jeff Qualls - Columbus, OH

“Your family is in my prayers. May God Bless and protect your Family. ”
104 of 124 | Posted by: Kevin Birchfield - London, OH

“You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We are a family of Officers who are forgotten when tragedy strikes but we will never forget him...Read More »
105 of 124 | Posted by: Sherrie A. Patrick - OH

“My greatest sympathies to all of your family. William will be in my thoughts and prayers. Although I did not know him, he is my Brother, as all in...Read More »
106 of 124 | Posted by: Terry Dayton - Bethesda, OH

“I too offer my condolences to the family of Bill Hesson. Your family will be remembered in prayers to help through the difficult times ahead. I had...Read More »
107 of 124 | Posted by: Donnie Richards - West Portsmouth, OH

“Julia...We thought so much of Bill He was a great guy with a great smile We send our deepest regrets to you and your family...Love Jayne and Lydia ”
108 of 124 | Posted by: Jayne & Lydia Tully - Cincinnati, OH

“May God give your family the strength to get through this horrible event that has come upon you. I am a C/O at SCI in Lancaster, OH. I never knew...Read More »
109 of 124 | Posted by: Michael Simonton - LOGAN, OH

“Everyone's going to do their best to make sure this doesn't happen in vain. R.I.P. brother Robert Shultz, J.C.O. O.R.V.J.C.F. ”
110 of 124 | Posted by: Robert Shultz - Wheelersburg, OH

“To The Hesson family: I had only known Bill for a short time, but in that time he showed a willingness to learn and a positive energy that has been...Read More »
111 of 124 | Posted by: Diana Marino - OH

“I cannot fathom the pain of your loss. You and your family are in the prayers of so many people who have now, or in the past worked for DYS. May God...Read More »
112 of 124 | Posted by: Jennifer Kulp - OH

“Julia, Please know that you are in my prayers. May your loving memories and the strength of God help you through this difficult time. ”
113 of 124 | Posted by: Dee Chase - Akron, OH

“May God help you and bless you in this time of need. I work at ORV and your family is in the prayers of everyone here. ”
114 of 124 | Posted by: Billie McGuire - South Point, OH

“I work as a social worker at Ohio River Valley JCF and no words can express truly my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your loss will...Read More »
115 of 124 | Posted by: Matt Carter - Wheelersburg, OH

“I would like to offer my condolences to Bills family. Your family will be in our prayers. God Bless JCO Jeff Scott ORVJCF ”
116 of 124 | Posted by: Jeff Scott - Ironton, OH

“I am writing to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family. I did not have the honor or the pleasure to know Bill and I was very sorry to...Read More »
117 of 124 | Posted by: Brian Rawlins - Portsmouth, OH

“May God be with you & your family through the loss of your loved one,I'm a JCO at Ohio River Valley Corrections Facility and the loss of our Union...Read More »
118 of 124 | Posted by: Kelly Madacsi - Portsmouth, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you strength at this most difficult time. I work at Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional...Read More »
119 of 124 | Posted by: Nancy Blewett - Wheelersburg, OH

“I wish to express the deepest sympathy to the Hesson family. I am J.C.O. at Ohio River Valley would like for your family to know that what has...Read More »
120 of 124 | Posted by: Andy Derifield II - OH

“My heart goes out to you and your children. I did not know Bill but my son's father is a JCO. God bless your family and may justice be served quickly. ”
121 of 124 | Posted by: Rita - OH

“Julia & family, My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. I truly enjoyed meeting & getting to know Bill when he began employment at MoJCF...Read More »
122 of 124 | Posted by: Betty Welsh - Loudonville, OH

“Juila and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
123 of 124 | Posted by: Sarah Chester - Canton, OH

“To The Family of Bill Hesson We are so very sorry for your loss of Bill. He was a wonderful person. We rode the school bus & went to school with him...Read More »
124 of 124 | Posted by: Michelle (Large) Goodman - canton, OH


William L. "Bill" Hesson, age, 39, of North Canton passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:00 am in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW). The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Monday, May 4 from 4 to 8 pm. The full obituary will be published in the Saturday May 2 edition.

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