John Robert Heim Jr.

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

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.

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