Born: June 29, 1931 - Deceased: August 23, 2021
M. James “Jim” Heatherly, Sr., 90, of Albers, IL, born Monday, June 29, 1931, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 at his residence.
Jim was a General Contractor and a member of Zion United church of Christ in New Baden, IL, Gothic Lodge #852 A.F. & A.M., past Worshipful Master 1986, Scottish Rite Bodies, Past Commander and Chief 1999-2001, received Honorary 33 Degree in 1993, Ainad Shrine, Ritualistic Cast, DeMolay, Sword of Bunkers Hill, Past Patron Rob Morris Chapter #98 O.E.S., Kentucky Lake Yacht Club Commodore 1985, and American Legion Post 1026 Albers, IL. He was a Korean War Air Force Veteran.
Jim was a great teller of jokes; loved playing hold’em poker. His hobbies included motorcyles, and boats. He was the Captain of the “Classy Lady” and cruised the lakes, rivers and Gulf of Mexico with his 1st mate “Shirl the Girl”.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Visitation: Visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Friday, August 27, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL. Masonic service will be held at 11:30am.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, August 27, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev Stephen Stark officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rusty and the entire family. You and Jim had such a beautiful marriage, one in which you so loved and enjoyed each other. And you had so many of us as your dear friends and we were always ready for the many good times and fun parties that you always provided for us. Jim was a wonderful man. He so loved you, his two sons and his entire family. He was an excellent contractor and he really enjoyed his “Classy Lady” yacht and his “Gold Wing” motorcycle. We know how you will miss him but you will have such wonderful, joyous and loving memories to forever treasure. Please take care and know that you will be able to find comfort and support from all of us who so admired the two of you. God bless!
We extend our heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerry and Barb
Our Heavenly Father will fold the arms of His love and protection around those who put their trust in Him!
Rest Easy My Brother, your long and tireless journey has graduated to an even higher calling with our Lord and Savior.
Our deepest sympathy to Shirlee and all the family. Jim was a fine man. Our prayers are with you.
Joyce and Bob Dintelmann
Found this by accident was sending condolences to old RR Engineer friend. Shocked to see Jim obituary. We grew up in the same neighborhood centerville township later Alorton So sorry to read about this . i to am a Mason . 32 . Well Shirley I am 91 so for sound mind but arthritis of spine slowing me.
My sincerest condolences to you and the family. Such a great loss to you, the family, and all who knew Jim.