Douglas Eugene Heaton

douglas heaton

May 8, 1938 ~ January 17, 2020

Born in: Henderson County, NC
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Douglas Eugene Heaton, 81, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Heaton was born in Henderson County to the late Charles and Retha Eliza Pruitt Heaton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Pittillo Heaton; a brother, Charles Heaton and a sister, Helen Camp.

Douglas enjoyed bowling, fishing, and loved spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters; Gloria Heaton, Teresa Heaton Blythe (Cote) and Alisa Dean (Buddy); three sons, Terry Heaton, Gene Sizemore and Dewayne Sizemore; one brother, Arnold Heaton (Janelle) and one sister, Beatrice Camp; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 301 Overlook Road in Asheville with Rev. Caleb Kurbis officiating with a private family viewing from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Church. Burial will follow at Berea Baptist Church Cemetery, 626 Berea Church Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Living Savior Lutheran Church or to Berea Baptist Church.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Service: January 25, 2020 2:00 pm

Living Savior Lutheran Church
301 Overlook Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704



Berea Church Cemetery
626 Berea Church Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  1. Dear Teresa and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I always loved cousin Gene. He was always smiling and now he is with Jesus! My prayers are with you

  2. Teresa and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Gene was such a great man. I really enjoyed going in and visiting them when your mom was at Universal. They both always knew how to make a bad day better. Prayers love and hugs to each and everyone of you. Rhonda

  3. I am so sorry for your loss.Gene +Ann were very close to my dad+mom, J.V. + Betty Pruitt Brown. He was a very sweet man. Prayers for family + friends.

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