Charles Justice Heist, 84

Charles Justice Heist, 84, passed away April 11, 2019.

He was born September 2, 1934 in Constance, Ky., the son of the late Virgil and Edna Heist.

Charles was a Master Sergeant in The United States Air Force, and it was during the 32 years dedicated to service that he was stationed many places abroad, and the valued lessons he learned molded much of the foundation for his life.

It was in 1996 that Charles and his wife retired to Florida where he became a long-time member United Family of God Methodist Church. That is where his faith and love for people and community shone through.

He is remembered for his fierce patriotism, loyalty to his family and The Lord, quick wit, infectious smile and kind and compassionate spirit. Although he will be sorely missed, we know that it was through his strong faith that he is sharing eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven with his wife, Sue Heist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister, and his wife, Sue Ella Heist.

Surviving his passing are sons, Charles J. Heist Jr. (Mary) of Plano Texas and Randall S. Heist I. (Patty) of Bradenton, FL; grandchil- dren, Ryan Heist of Dallas Texas, Randall S. Heist II, and Melonie Gough both of Bradenton, Florida; great- grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Interment will take place at Sarasota National Cemetery at 9810 SR 72 Sarasota, FL 34241.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.