Clyde Heavilin

November 15, 1949 - April 5, 2018
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Clyde H. Heavilin, age 68, of New Philadelphia died Thursday, April 5, 2018 in his residence following a courageous 47-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Born at Dover, Ohio on November 15, 1949, Clyde was a son of the late Clyde Heavilin, Sr. and Ethel Mae Kerper Fox.

Clyde was a 1968 graduate of New Philadelp…

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Clyde H. Heavilin, age 68, of New Philadelphia died Thursday, April 5, 2018 in his residence following a courageous 47-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Born at Dover, Ohio on November 15, 1949, Clyde was a son of the late Clyde Heavilin, Sr. and Ethel Mae Kerper Fox.

Clyde was a 1968 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and entered into the United State Navy in 1969. He honorably served his country during Vietnam until his discharge in 1973.

Clyde continued his formal education at Kent State University Tuscarawas and earned an Associate of Science Degree. He was employed by Belden Brick for many years and was a longtime member of the Church of Christ at Uhrichsville.

Though he struggled with his illness, Clyde never once complained. He worked hard and had the ability to fix anything. He enjoyed camping and watching the Andy Griffith Show and John Wayne Movies.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Nita Jo Rummell, whom he married on October 10, 1975; sons, Carl Martin Heavilin of New Philadelphia and Charles (Peg) Renicker of Carrollton; a brother, Charles R. Heavilin of New Philadelphia; sisters, Glenda Fox of Carrollton and Kathrine (James) Day of New Philadelphia; and his mother-in-law, Emily Rummell of New Philadelphia.

The family will greet guests on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where Mr. John Gibson will lead a memorial service celebrating Clyde’s life at 6:00 PM.

Memorial contributions in Clyde’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Date: Monday, April 9, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: November 15, 1949
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John and Debbie Welsh posted on 7/15/18

From the Heavilin Family Association We were so sorry to be so late in hearing of Clyde's passing. He fought a courageous battle with a debilitating disease and we all admired his good spirits during his long illness. We never got to know him as well as we would have liked in the years before he was so affected. Nita, you and his children were his anchor through all his slow progression and you were his means of staying in contact with the outside world when he could no longer go out himself. You were steadfast in your support and love and we appreciate the strength that took. We all would hope to be like that if a loved one needed us to be, but are not sure we could measure up to those demands. You surely have earned a gold star in heaven where Clyde must be now too. May he and you have peace. Love, The Heavilin Family

 

John and Linda Gibson posted on 4/7/18

For the longest time Clyde couldn't talk to you but to look into his eyes you could tell what he was wanting to say. Clyde was such a great man and his ability to endure his sickness the way that he did is an example for us all. My prayer is that God will bless him eternally. His wife Nita gave him the best of care. He was blessed to have her! God will surely bless her as well. Love, John and Linda Gibson

 

Karen & Donald Colvin posted on 4/7/18

Nita...so sorry! Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of lost ones shine down to let us know they are still with us.

 

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