Alvin S. Heggie

Jul 20th, 1949 - Jan 23rd, 2018
Alvin S. Heggie

Grand Tower- Alvin Stewart Heggie, 68, of Grand Tower, passed away at 3:30 PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home.

Alvin was born on July 20, 1949 in Amarillo, TX to William C. and Mary (McPherson) Heggie. He was a retired roofer who owned his own business.  Alvin was an avid fisherman with a commercial fishing license.  His dream was always to live on the river. The last few years of his life, he accomplished this and was able to live on the Mississippi River.

Survivors include-

Son- Alvin S. Heggie of Texas
Son- Jamie “Blake” Heggie of San Antonio, TX
Partner- Eileen Otis Hudgens of Grand Tower
Seven step daughters
Five grandchildren
Sister- Evelyn Cutrell of Herrin
Sister- Janice Alberd of Sevierville, TN
Sister- Catherine Spencer of Wake Forest, NC
Sister- Cheryl Cutrell and husband Mark of Herrin
Brother- Dennis Heggie and wife Tammy of Amarillo, TX
Brother- Floyd Heggie of Ft. Worth, TX
Brother- James Heggie and wife Deborah of Woodbine, KS
Many nieces, nephews that he was quite fond of

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-Art LaDale.

His wish was to be cremated and private family services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Patterson Cemetery in Tennessee. Memorial arrangements were made at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Virgin Gail (Beard) Morris

    From: Sanford, Texas

    Date: January 28, 2018

    My heart goes out to the entire family. We grew up on “the hill” together. May God bless you all.

  • Guest: Glenda McPherson Morgan

    From: McKinney, Texas

    Date: January 28, 2018

    Bless you all. You will be in my prayers.

  • Guest: Cathy Beegle

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2018

    My deepest sympathy for your family . You are in my prayers.

  • Guest: Eileen

    From: Grand Tower, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2018

    The love of my life. We were here for each other.

  • Guest: Terri Wynn

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2018

    Sympathy to the family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Evelyn “Jerene” Cutrell

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2018

    My heart is so heavy. I have lost 2 brothers in four years. I haven’t fully accepted the fact that Art is gone and now Alvin. I am so glad he was able to make the move to Illinois and live his dream of catching those big catfish and living next to the Mississippi River. Catch a big one Alvin and rest in peace.

  • Guest: Betty

    From: Leesville , Louisiana

    Date: January 29, 2018

    Prayers for the family

  • Guest: Dan Qualls

    From: Grand Tower, Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2018

    RIP Alvin, my friend, and neighbor. I hope you find a good fishing spot in Heaven and have the best watermelon patch ever! My deepest condolences to the family.