Perry Heavner, 85, of Godfrey, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Blu Fountain Manor.
He was born July 31, 1929, in Pearl, the son to Asa and Etha (Calvin) Heavner.
He was a 1947 graduate of Pearl Community High School.
Perry started working at Owens Illinois Glass Company, first at the Alton plant and then at the machine shop in Godfrey. He worked 18 years as a machinist and 19 as a shop supervisor. He retired in 1984 and began teaching in the vocational program at Lewis and Clark Community College for 18 years. He was also a real estate agent for many years. Perry served in the Army for two years and the reserves for six years.
He married the love of his life, Anna Mae Carpenter, in 1951.
He is survived by his wife; his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Deb Heavner of Decatur; his daughter and son-in-law, Roxy and Jim Davis of Godfrey; three grandchildren, Kristy and John West, Brian Stevens and Brad Stevens; and one great-granddaughter, Bailey West.
Perry will be remembered for his love of basketball, golf, bowling, the Cardinals and the University of Illinois. He also loved to travel and loved taking his family on vacations.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey. He donated his body to science at SLU.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.