John "Jack" R. Heath
August 1, 1938 - October 17, 2020
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Lynn & Brenda Kanable
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 10/31
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John “Jack” R. Heath, 82, of Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home.  He was born August 1, 1938, in Lafayette, to the late Joseph and Geraldine (Hanrahan) Heath.  Jack graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL in 1957, Arizona State University in 1964 and received his master’s…

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Nancy and Karl Graf left a message on October 22, 2020:
Mary Ann and family, Rock and I were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Please know we are praying for comfort and peace for you and that He will hide you in the shadow of His wings. All our love to you.
James Walker left a message on October 22, 2020:
Enjoyed many a mornings at Starbucks talking to Jack on many subjects. We will miss him.
Shelia Bush-Grays left a message on October 21, 2020:
In memory of John "Jack" R. Heath, Shelia Bush-Grays lit a candle
Teresa Watkins left a message on October 21, 2020:
I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was an inspirational person. He was calm and collected and always had a smile on his face. Prayers for you and your family I hope God will lift you up and give you hope and peace in the days ahead.
James Mungovan left a message on October 21, 2020:
Heath Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please be assured of my prayers for you during this time of sorrow. Br. Jim Mungovan, OFM Cap
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Bernie Graser left a message on October 21, 2020:
I send my sincere condolences to Jack’s family. He was a great mentor and friend.
David Smith left a message on October 20, 2020:
I share my sympathy and prayers with Mary Ann and the Heath family. I have good memories of working with Jack when I was in Delphi. It didn't take long to learn Jack was more than just a close colleague and trusted leader. He was my valued friend. We worked and learned and shared together along with other superintendents. David Smith, Bloomingdale, Illinois
Billie Krueger left a message on October 20, 2020:
I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Heath at Knox Community Schools. He served as our interim Superintendent. Mr. Heath was always the gentlemen and one of the kindest men I would ever meet. Prayers of comfort and peace to his family. Thank you for letting him be a part of our Knox School family even if it was for a short time. He left a lasting impression and was loved and respected by everyone who met him. Billie Krueger
Bob Klitzman left a message on October 20, 2020:
Heath Family: Jack was a dear friend of mine, fellow Superintendent and serving within various other organizations. I treasure our talks and a visits. He was a quality person and had a very positive impact on me. God Bless Jack and his wonderful family. Bob Klitzman
Rod Rich left a message on October 20, 2020:
Mary Ann and Family, Cheryl and I extend our sympathy to you and your family. Jack was one of my best professional friends as we served our communities. I could always count on Jack for his good judgement and friendship. We had some very good times and kept "things" under control when some folks were taking things much to serious. He had a terrific sense of humor, but also knew when we needed to get down to serious business as superintendents. Cheryl and Rod Rich New Smyrna Beach, FL
Sandy Warren Capper left a message on October 20, 2020:
I was so sad to hear of Coach Heath's passing. So many fond memories of cheering for the Winamac basketball teams who played under Coach. He was a great man and a great leader. I babysat for Jennifer, Rob and Tim during the summers when they were growing up and got to know Coach and Mary Ann as great parents and great friends. My condolences to all the family. Coach's passing will be a great loss to everyone.
Lynn & Brenda Kanable left a message on October 20, 2020:
Jack was a great friend and neighbor and will be missed terribly. Our best to Mary Ann and family.
Ocie Marie Roy-Clark left a message on October 20, 2020:
In memory of John "Jack" R. Heath, Ocie Marie Roy-Clark lit a candle
Pam Blissitt left a message on October 20, 2020:
Tim - I'm sorry to hear the news of your dad's passing. He was such a nice man - I have fond memories of him. Thinking of you & your family as you grieve his loss. ~Pam
Irene O'Neal left a message on October 20, 2020:
In memory of John "Jack" R. Heath, Irene O'Neal lit a candle
Katie Wiley left a message on October 19, 2020:
Mary Ann, We were so sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Your Neighbors, Wendell and Katie Wiley
Landon Mowry left a message on October 19, 2020:
My condolences to Jack's family. Jack was a special guy. I first met him 10 years ago when I started working with him and the MASE Trust and the moment I met Jack, he and Rex made me feel like we'd all been buddies for a lifetime. I'm going to miss him.
Donald Clouser left a message on October 19, 2020:
My condolences to the family. Jack was a great guy and good leader to many young people growing up. I have many fond memories playing basketball for Coach Heath. He was the kind of guy you would bust your butt for and never think twice. Prayers to all.
Michelle Kiser , Wagner left a message on October 19, 2020:
Jack was always Mr. heath to me. My sisters and I have very fond memories of him from school. An amazing man! A legend ! My condolences to his family and friends.❤🙏
Mark Hendryx left a message on October 19, 2020:
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Heath. He was a great principal to many of us at Frontier. RIP John R “Jack”. Condolences to Mary Ann and family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Rodger Smith left a message on October 19, 2020:
My deepest sympathies to Mary Ann and the entire Heath family. Jack was a gentleman, a Sagamore of the Wabash, and a true friend to so many of us. He will surely be missed.
Terry HARVEY left a message on October 19, 2020:
My condolences to the Heath family. Jack was a special person who was always there for you. I Enjoyed working with Jack for over 25 years and know he was well liked by so many people. He will be missed. Terry Harvey
Jennifer "Bunch" Whitlock left a message on October 18, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr Heath "Jack" one amazing man! The best. He helped my family out more than anyone will ever know! You will be missed by many, much love Mr Heath, fly high with the angels! May you rest in eternal peace!!
Sandra Anderson Ridgway left a message on October 18, 2020:
Tim & Family-- I am so sorry about your Dad--My sympathy--Much Love, Sandi
Terry & Deb Corso left a message on October 18, 2020:
Thinking of you and your family! Hopefully your family is sharing many memories of Jack! Such a special guy! ❤️
Jody (Martin) Pierson left a message on October 18, 2020:
This is heartbreaking to hear. Mr Heath had a wonderful gentleness that he shared with his students. I have wonderful memories of him at Frontier as principal. Heartfelt condolences to the Heath family..
Kim Williamson Sanders left a message on October 18, 2020:
So very sorry for your loss. He was a very respected kind man. Condolences to the family.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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