Charles Edward Heiney
October 4, 1939 -
August 28, 2014
Charles Edward Heiney, 74, of Pace, passed away August 28, 2014. Following high school graduation in 1959 (Morraco, Africa), Chuck joined the United States Navy. He served his country for 30 years, primarily as an Air Traffic Controller. Chuck retired from the Navy in 1989 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4.
During the spring of 1979, Chuck met the love of his life, Sue, in Pensacola, FL. They were married on December 22, 1979 in Agana, Guam in a beautiful military style ceremony. They have shared many happy years together while Chuck was serving his country and then relaxing into retirement.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Web and Irene Heiney.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 34 years, Sue Heiney; four daughters, Taryn Cheer (Travis), Tabitha Kosmas (Joey), Victoria Van Oosting and Lianne Armstrong (Mark) and twelve grandchildren, Chantel Steed (Sean), Brittani Fall (Kyle), Kaitlin Jernigan (Adam), Derek Steed, Abi Kosmas, Kenzie Cheer, Daniel Cheer, Mollie Cheer, Robby Kosmas, Chance Kosmas and six great-grandchildren, Laycie, Kayleigh, Kylie, Alex, Jaxon and Beau. Darby and Ian Armstrong (grandchildren). Chuck also leaves behind one brother, Tommy Hendricks (Sally) and one sister, Terrie Hobson (Chip); sister-in-law, Sallie Chapman; three brothers-in-law, Dewey H. Scruggs (Marge), Floyd Scruggs (Trudy) and AC Scruggs (Kathie) and a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Since retirement, Chuck has worked tirelessly for numerous Veteran's organizations standing up for the rights of Veterans. However, out of all of the wonderful organizations, Chuck's passion was the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He served as the state of Florida Commander from 1999-2000 among various other offices. He remaind active with the DAV until mid-June 2014. Chuck passed away quietly during the evening on August 28, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Chuck will lie in state at his home, 5749 Windermere Trace, Pace, FL on Monday, September 1, 2014. Family welcome at 1 pm; Friends and associates at 3 pm. Visitation will end at 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at Faith Chapel South (Beverly Parkway) on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11 am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Reverend T. J. Payne will officiate the services.
Pallbearers will be Derek Steed, Adam Jernigan, Sean McClarnen, Robby Kosmas, Chance Kosmas, Daniel Cheer, Kyle Fall and Mike Scruggs.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 31, 2014