JP Hess

JP Hess

Monday, April 21st, 1958 - Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of JP Hess, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of JP Hess

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

JP's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

JP's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


JP Hess, age 61, formerly of Russell County, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home in Bristol, Tennessee on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 after fighting with complicated black lung for several years. Born April 21, 1958, in Richlands, Va, he was a son of the late Bennie and Edith Clark Hess.
JP was a coal miner, who was respected for his skills as a roof bolter, for 34 years. He was a humble man with a heart full of God’s love. He was a devoted Christian and a loving brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor activities as long as he was with his family. He always enjoyed a good game of Rook as well. JP was a family man, who loved his wife and family unconditionally with an immeasurable amount of love. While he was a man of few words, he was a jokester that always found joy in bringing smiles to those around him.
He is survived by the love of his life of 42 years, Sandra Hess. Children who he was so proud of, daughter Chrissy Walch and her husband Nathan, son Joshua Hess and his wife, Kristy. Grandchildren, who were the light of his day, Grayson Moore, Madison Walch, Gavin Walch, John Phipps, Levi Phipps, Abigail Phipps, and Natalee Hess. He is survived by his loving furbaby Sampson, who he loved like his own child. JP is survived by his brother Hassell Clark (Carol), sister Joann Street, brother Claude Hess (Fran), brother James “Louie” Hess (Linda), and sister Wanda Meadows (Kirby). He is also survived by many nephews and nieces. Family was everything to him.
He was so much to so many, and we will all miss him dearly and have to figure out life without him. We have peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering and walking the streets of gold with our Heavenly Father.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Sunday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Grady McGlothlin, Rev. Kenny Taylor, and Rev. Kenneth Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or at
Pallbearers will be Barry Wallace, Christopher Barrett, Davy Barrett, Chad Campbell, David Hess, Ben Hess, and Steven Street.
Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Street, Kynan Massie, Archie Hubbard, and Russell Sykes.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 5:00 PM Saturday.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of JP Hess, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for JP

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 5:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 1:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Grady McGlothlin
    Rev. Kenny Taylor
    Rev. Kenneth Osborne
  • Interment

    Greenhills Memory Gardens


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of JP here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
The JSB Cross Country Team and East Bristol Free Will Baptist Church sent flowers to the family of JP Hess.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Linda Brittle

Posted at 01:07pm
Stonewall Jackson Elementary extends their deepest sympathy to Sandy and all family members. Our love and prayers are with you.

Donna Ashley

Posted at 09:10pm
I am so very sorry Sandy. God Bless you & your family. Donna Ashley, Virginia High School Cafeteria.

The JSB Cross Country Team

Posted at 10:00am
We are praying for you all. We love you!!!
Flower Image

The JSB Cross Country Team purchased flowers for the family of JP Hess. Send Flowers


Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 09:42am
Sending Love, Prayers and Strength to you all!
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of JP Hess. Send Flowers


Phyllis Farmer

Posted at 08:36am
Prayers & Hugs for your family. When you can’t walk God will carry you all. Your fathers Love shows thru Chrissy & Josh.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: