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Donald Heiss

d. October 22, 2021

Donald Heiss

Rev. Dr. Donald R. Heiss, age 94 of Jefferson City, Tennessee, died peacefully Friday, October 22, 2021 at Jefferson Park at Dandridge, Dandridge, TN. He is widely admired and loved for his faith and caring. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Joseph Heiss and Anna May Conley Heiss, his wife of 64 years Joyce Ruth Sheckler Heiss, brother William Heiss, and sisters Ida Jean Heiss and Doris Heiss. Survivors include four children, Jim, John, Paula, and Dan, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Heiss was a Baptist minister for 60 years, during which time he and his wife served 34 years in Japan as Southern Baptist Missionaries before retirement in 1991. He was ordained as a Baptist minister at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City in 1950 and was a member and deacon. He was a member of Jefferson County Genealogical Society, volunteer chaplain at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and at Jefferson County Archives. Rev. Heiss was a graduate of Carson-Newman University and attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served his country in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Visitation will begin at 1 PM on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, TN. A Celebration of Life for Rev. Heiss will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be at the Westview Cemetery in Jefferson City after the celebration. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Committee at 1610 Russell Ave, Jefferson City, TN 37760 or to the charity of your choice.


Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN 865-475-3892
www.farrarfuneralhome.com

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First Baptist Church of Jefferson City

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