DUGGER — Jack LeRoy Heuby, 89, passed away April 30, 2021, at HutsonWood of Brazil, where he was a resident.
He was born March 24, 1932, in Vincennes to Fred Marion and Audrey (Advise) Heuby, both deceased.
Jack was a member of Vincennes Lincoln High School class of 1951. He married Sylvia Mae Miller, Jan. 26, 1951, and celebrated 68 years of marriage. They lived in Vincennes for 24 years before relocating to Dugger.
Jack is survived by four children, Rhonda Miller (Steve) of Clinton, Dave Heuby (Debbie) of Vincennes, Jeff Heuby (Karen) of Lyons, and Todd Heuby (Kamie) of Dugger. Twelve grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Shelley Baney (Jeremy), Aurora, Clint Miller (Becky), Carmel, Christy Pelzer (Fred), Douglasville, Georgia, Cody Heuby (Paula), Vincennes, Ian Van Deventer (Nici), Linton, Tyler Van Deventer (Alexis), Lyons, Coy Heuby (Lasey), Odon, Zachery Hale (Sitti), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Isaac Hale (Kindrah), Sullivan, Caleb Hale (Casey), Linton, Wynter Hale (Austin), Jasonville, and Shania Hale, Indianapolis; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Jack was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia Mae Heuby, on April 20, 2020. A sister, Yutha Leona Haynes; and two brothers, William Fred Heuby and Robert Henry Heuby, also predeceased Jack.
Jack was a standout cross-country athlete at Lincoln High School. He broke the cross-country Illinois and Indiana state records, SIAC record, and the Vincennes sectional record. He lettered in cross-country, track and basketball. Early in his marriage he worked for the Brown Shoe Company, TA Brouillette and Son, and Wabash Welding Company. He later worked as a welder at the Amax Minnehaha Mine in Dugger and retired after 22 years. Jack was a proud member of the United Mineworkers of America for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children, roller-skating at Paradise Roller Rink where he was the floor manager while living in Vincennes. He and Sylvia enjoyed retirement years with camping, fishing, hunting mushrooms, traveling and visiting casinos. Jack also enjoyed woodworking and tinkering around in his garage.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at Newkirk’s Funeral Home in Dugger.
The funeral will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday at Newkirk’s Funeral Home with burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes.
The family wishes to thank the staff at HutsonWood of Brazil and Kindred Hospice for the care and support Jack has received.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred at Home Foundation at curohealthservices.com.