Maryville | Wednesday, April 20 2022 |
Edward W. Heath, 59 of Maryville, Illinois passed away in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
In celebration of Ed’s life, a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon. Visitation will begin at 12:00 and a service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Sharon Autenreith officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Maryville Fire Department.
Ed was born on May 17, 1962, in DeKalb, Illinois. Ed was a graduate of Hillsboro High School class of 1980 and attended Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis, IN. Ed was a journeyman mechanic at Jim Butler Chevrolet. He was a proud member of the International Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local 777 and retired as a union shop steward. Ed served as a volunteer fireman and EMT for 20 years on the Maryville Fire Department and retired as a captain. He was a member of the Maryville Gun Club, Boone & Crockett Club, and the Pope & Young Club (2021). In his free time, Ed pursued many outdoor activities such as trapshooting, hunting, camping with his family, motocross, football, archery, cycling, and hiking. He was an outstanding golfer and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Most of all, Ed loved his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.
Ed is survived and will be missed by his wife Donna (Hollingsead) Heath; children, Chase (Julie McClure) Vannier of Springfield, IL, Shannon Vannier of Portland, OR, and Ashton (Erik) Woll of Milwaukee, WI; grandson, Kiernan Woll; proud parents Gerald and Shirley (Kohler) Heath of Irving, IL; sister, Vicky (Webb) Fuller of Coffeen, IL; nephews, Rhys (Tyka) Fuller of Coffeen, IL and Ryne (Hillary Pearson) Fuller of Philadelphia, PA; niece, Katy Fuller of Coffeen, IL, and many other close family members and friends.
Irwin Chapel Funeral Home