VeteranOliver “Phil” Heaton

Oliver "Phil" HeatonOliver Philip “Phil” Heaton, 75, of Rushville died at 6:45 p.m. April 9, 2018, in Aledo Health Care Center in Aledo.

He was born July 15, 1942, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, a son of Amos Clyde and Frederica Phillips Heaton.

Surviving are two brothers, Dick Heaton of Rushville and Meredith (and Lokey) Heaton of Farmington, N.M.; one sister, Rosie Bainter of Macomb; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shannon Heaton; one brother, Bud Heaton; and one sister, Audrey McHenry.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Green Beret and served with the 82nd Airborne in the Dominican Republic conflict.

He was a life-long farmer. He also worked as an electrician for Ohio Central Power and Electric Coal Mine in Zanesville, Ohio, and later was an electrician at Western Illinois University in Macomb.

He was a member of the Vermont American Legion Post #26 and Rushville Moose Lodge #506.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Mr. David Haney officiating. Burial will follow in the Chockley Cemetery near Industry. Military Honors will be provided by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and a U.S. Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Monday.

Memorials may be made to Vermont American Legion Post #26.

Condolences may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/11/2018


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