John Richard Heater


John Richard Heater, 76, of Spanish Fort passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Mr. Heater was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He loved living in Alabama, and enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and squirrels.

He died peacefully at home with Leslie and Richard by his side. He will be greatly missed, but he is now home with Jesus and his beloved “Jeannie Bug.”

He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Heater Merchant; his son-in-law, John Richard Merchant of Spanish Fort; three brothers, Camden Heater, Bill Heater and Homer Heater Jr.; and three sisters, Judy Landers, Janie Robinson and Donna Joe Newman.

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Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, Daphne.