On Saturday, November 4, 2017, John Heard, beloved brother, uncle, and friend, passed away at the age of 65 years at Marsh View Senior Living in Savannah, Georgia.
John was born on September 20, 1952 to the late Richard and Alice Read Heard of Savannah, Georgia. He attended Florida Central Academy in Mount Plymouth, Florida, and then South Georgia State College in Douglas, Georgia. He worked as the Treasurer of Central Warehouse and Development in Savannah. He attended Isle of Hope Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a choir-member. He was an enthusiastic member of multiple societies including the Savannah Lapidary Club, the Coastal Archeological Society, and the Savannah Lions Club.
John is survived by his brother Richard Willis Heard (Pamela Heard) of Ocean Springs, MS; his sister Mary Heard DeGennaro (late Pasquale DeGennaro) of Savannah, GA; his brother Keith Read Heard (Betty Heard) of Savannah, GA; his brother Shelley Read Heard (Elise Heard) of Huntsville, AL; his nieces Joanna, Marsha, Stacia, and Sarah Beth; his nephew Erik; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Abigail and Sam, Aaron and Rebecca, Theo and Xavier, and Max and Connor as well as extended family and numerous dear friends. John will be forever remembered as a lifelong learner and a lifelong teacher.
Special thanks for the kindness and care given by Marsh View Senior Living and the Isle of Hope Baptist Church.
Remembrances may be sent to Isle of Hope Baptist Church, 22 Rose Ave., Savannah, GA 31406.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, November 11, at Isle of Hope Baptist Church, 22 Rose Avenue, Savannah.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5 until 7pm, Friday, November 10 at Baker McCullough Funeral Home, 7415 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah.