Michael C. Heaps 72, of Pevely and Ward, Ark., died Jan. 17, 2021, in Searcy, Ark. Mr. Heaps was a truck driver for SDX Trucking. He also was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Born Dec. 4, 1948, in Pasadena, Calif., he was the son of the late Clifford and Glenda (Head) Heaps.
He is survived by a wife: Velma L. (Mitchell) Heaps of Pevely and Ward, Ark.; three sons: Roger Heaps of Spanish Lake, Michael W. “Junior” Heaps of Pevely and Chuck (Angela) Cogar of Ward, Ark.; a daughter: Dawn (Richard) Lall of Fenton; 16 grandchildren: Sarah, Carmen, Maryann, Emma, Lindsey, Paula, Shelby, Jake, Crystal, Joyce, Matthew, Jessica, Brittany, Moriah, Jordan and Shannon; 14 great-grandchildren: Lucas, Rebecca, Autumn, Landon, Braxton, Domanick, Zariah, Ricky, Isabella, Billy, Tony, Harlyn, Colt and Payton; two sisters: Charlotte Jones of Hillsboro and Pamela (Donnie) Dillow of Barnhart; and a brother: Patrick (Cindy) Heaps of Perryville.
He was preceded in death by a wife: Shirley A. (Blomker) Heaps; and a daughter: Cindy Cogar.
Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. today (Jan. 21) at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, 103 Fourth St., in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 22) at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Herculaneum Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert D. Brown Funeral Home.