John Robert Heim Jr.
CHARLOTTE- John Robert Heim Jr., age 71, went to be with our Lord and Savior on December 23, 2018, under the loving care of his family and friends. He was born on May 24, 1947 in Morgantown, West Virginia, and was the son of Mary Buchanan Heim and John Robert Heim Sr. He was a devoted husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to many throughout his life. He was involved in the lives of all those he loved. Johnny grew up and went to school in Fairmont, WV and graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1965, where he played football and was an All State wrestler. He graduated from Fairmont State College in 1971 and while there was very active in the TBI fraternity, holding many offices and meeting a great deal of his lifelong friends. He then pursued an entrepreneurial career, first building truck covers for East Coast Distribution, then worked for Helmick Corporation and was transferred to Charlotte, NC in 1976. Here, John and the love of his life, Sherry, started Budget Sign Shop in 1985. They had recently sold the business and were looking forward to a peaceful retirement. Along with his wife Sherry Wells Heim, he is survived by two siblings, Mimi Heim Albert (Jamie) of St. Albans, WV and Richard Heim (Ann) of Fairmont, WV. He and Sherry have two children Heather Heim Skeen (John) and John Robert Heim III “Trey” (Annette), both living in the Charlotte area. He is also survived by 5 precious granddaughters Hannah Heim, Lexie Skeen, Laney Skeen, Mary Heim, and Morgan Skeen and his great granddaughter, Eden Powell. We invite you to join the family in a celebration of Johnny’s life on 1/12/18 at 3:00 p.m. at University City United Methodist Church at 3835WW.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte NC 28269. Family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the National Audubon Society to honor Johnny’s love of birds or University City United Methodist Church.