Dateline: July 24, 2003
Heathington, Sr., age 81, died at 12:13 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2003,
at his residence in Tulia.
graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at
Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.
Heathington was born November 27, 1921, in Donley County, Texas, where he
grew up. He served during WWII in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to
1946. He attended the
University of Alabama as a Cadet before he was discharged in 1946.
He married Hazel Frazier on July 23, 1944, in Clarendon.
They lived in Tulia since 1946.
He was a farmer, and he raised cattle and horses.
He also raised and sold registered Short Horn cattle.
He also worked as a construction superintendent in Dallas, Abilene,
and Amarillo. He was a member
of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.
He was a York Right Mason and a Hella Temple Shiner.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW.
include his wife of Tulia; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Linda
Heathington, Jr., of Buffalo Gap, Texas; three sisters, Mary Harman of
Tulia, Yvonne Holland of Amarillo, and
Nell Baldwin of Abilene; two grandchildren, Jimmy Don Heathington of
Dallas and Sonya Freeman of McKinney; three great grandchildren, Kyla
Freeman, Kandyce Freeman, and Kassy Freeman.
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