Joseph “Joe” Heafner

February 15, 1958 - April 3, 2018
Joseph “Joe” Heafner

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Joseph “Joe” Heafner, 60, of Mills River, passed away Tuesday, April 3, at Mission Hospital. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Clifford and Ailene Moulfest Heafner. He had lived in Henderson County for over 30 years and had retired from the Asheville Fire Department, having served as a firefighter for over 30 years. He had been a competitive weight lifter and amateur golfer and was a music lover and diehard Harley-Davidson rider. He was a great husband, father and grandfather and was loved by all who knew him. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Patricia “Patty” Heafner; 2 sons, C.J. Heafner of Mills River and Patrick Heafner, his wife Katy and their son Julian, also of Mills River and by his blue heeler, Lexi. A memorial celebration of the lives of Patty ( who died March 27, 2020) and Joe Heafner will be held 2 pm Saturday, March 27, 2021 in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Rev. Robert “Bobby” Capps will officiate.

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  • April 08, 2018
    Marty Richardson says:
    We were so very sorry to hear of Jody’s (as Keith called him) passing. There are so many good memories of their years in Asheville together, and he was like a brother to Keith. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Love, Keith and Marty

  • April 08, 2018
    J Smith says:
    My sincere condolences to the Heafner family. My family and I 's thoughts and prayers are with y'all during these difficult times.

  • April 08, 2018
    Herb Roberson says:
    One of the best guys I ever worked with at AFD. He will be missed. May God comfort all the family in their time of sorrow.

  • April 08, 2018
    Angela Busch says:
    I was saddened to hear about Jody's passing and wanted to let the family know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you; especially Patty. Love, Angie

  • April 09, 2018
    Debbie Moore says:
    Patty & family, Curt & I are so sorry to hear about Joe. Our prayers are with each of you. We love you all. Love, Curt & Debbie Moore