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:
- Son: Myrel “Jimi” Heatherly, Jr.
- Parent: Russell M. and Sadie Katherine, nee Bivens, Heatherly
- Brother: Larry D. Heatherly
- Sister: Sharon Anderson
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Shirlee, nee Stimson, Heatherly of Albers, IL
- Son: Russell William (Angela) Heatherly of Naples, FL
- Jennifer A. (Ricky) Conklin
- Brooks (Intii) Heatherly
- Darren (Juliana) Heatherly
- Shelby Heatherly
- Great grandchildren
- Leah Conklin
- Jacob Conklin
- Drake Heatherly
- Brother-in-law: Bill (Peggy) Stimson of O’Fallon, IL
- Sister-in-law: Elaine Heatherly of Columbia, IL
- Dear nieces and nephews
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.