Jimmie George Heiligman of Yancey, 95, died Saturday, February 22, 2020. Jimmie was born in Yancey on August 22, 1924 to George Heiligman and Elsie Faseler Heiligman.
Before graduating from Yancey High School in 1943, Jimmie had already started his own trucking business, hauling cattle and grain. He continued this business until he joined the Army in 1944. After his discharge from the Army in 1946, he returned to Yancey and continued with his trucking business. In 1948, he married Sue Wilson of Yancey, and started in the cattle and ranching business.
Jimmie is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 34 years, Sue Wilson Heiligman, and sister Evelyn McDonough.
He is survived by his sons John E. Heiligman and wife Wanda of Charlotte, Ronny Heiligman and wife Jackie of Yancey, and daughter Jo Ann Heiligman of Yancey, grandchildren Jim Heiligman and wife Courtney, Bonnie Cerny and husband Cody, Harrison Heiligman and wife Ashlee, and Katelin Buescher and husband Bo, great-grandchildren, Case and Catie Cerny, Clarke, Camille and Charlton Heiligman, Johnny and Adia Heiligman, Eloise and Mattie Buescher, and sister Mary Ann Burk of Corpus Christi.
Visitation will be held at Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 28. Jimmie will be laid to rest with a private graveside service at Yancey Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, February, 29, at Yancey United Methodist Church, followed by a reception at the same location.
Memorials may be made to Yancey Cemetery Association for those wishing to make memorial contributions.