James Grady Heatherly, Jr.

September 14, 1931 - August 3, 2014

09/14/1931 - 08/03/2014

Past Services

Wednesday August 06, 2014
1:00 pm
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

James Grady Heatherly, Sr., 82, a lifelong resident of Hendersonville, NC, went home to be with His Savior on Sunday, August 3rd, after a long fought battle with cancer.

He was a son of Henry Grady and Vernia Babb Heatherly.

James was an outstanding basketball player for Flat Rock High School, where he graduated in 1951. He served in the US Army. He retired from Olin/Ecusta after 35 years, without missing a day of work. He was a master gardener, part-time beachcomber, and a professional “Papaw”. He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Bread of Life Sunday School class. James will be missed for his wonderful sense of humor and his enthusiastic love for life.

He was married to his beautiful wife of 63 years, Ruth Turbeville Heatherly, also of Hendersonville. His three children are Lynn Cooper (Jeff), Jamey Heatherly (Anita), and Lora Molton (Bryan), all of Hendersonville. He was the beloved “Papaw” to Lane, Marci, Tonya, Kerra, Tiffany, Jay, Amanda, Matthew, Mickey, and Greg, 10 great grandchildren and 7 grandchildren in-laws, whom he adored. Born a child into a family of twelve children, he has three surviving sisters: Sarah Dore, Catherine Schroader, and Mary Jones, along with many nieces and nephews that loved him.

A Graveside service will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Please visit forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Tammy Gibson
8 years ago

ìHe [God] heals the brokenhearted; He [God] binds up their wounds.î (Psalm 147:3) Iím sorry for your loss; may God provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Lynn Lackey
8 years ago

To Jamey and all the family…..I’m so sorry for your loss.

8 years ago




Maggie Connor
8 years ago

Ruth and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Carl E. McGraw
8 years ago

Jamie and family: Sorry for the passing of your father. Thinking of you.

Joan Goode
8 years ago

Laura and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He is a wonderful pain free place now. Will keep all of you in my prayers.

Joan Goode

Alton Connor
8 years ago

My heart goes out to each of you in the Homegoing of your husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

You are all in my prayers and thoughts during these days of loss.

May His grace sustain each of you.

With my thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy.

Love, Alton

John & Gracie Nix
8 years ago

Catherine and Family. So sorry to hear of James’s passing. We attended Flat Rock School together.We remember him as a great basketball player. He was a friend to all classmates. Kept planning on going by to see him but didn’t make it. All of you are in our prayers for your comfort during these trying times.

Jim and Pat Sams
8 years ago

Ruth and family,

Jim and I were saddened to read of James’ passing. May you be blessed with peace as you recall your cherished memories.

Doug & Brenda Blouin
8 years ago

To the Heatherly Family

We’re so sorry for you loss-

let the loving memories live

on and comfort you.