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Mr. Jack C. "Papa" Heston

Mr. Jack C. "Papa" Heston
  • January 8, 1943 - July 20, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Mickey, Debbie, Kelly; Shannon and StaceyVery saddened by the loss of Jack. He was a friend for many years.So sorry we didn't see him much over the...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: David and Cindi Markos - MI

“Mickey don't know if you remember me I want to give you my deepest sympathy you are in my prayers, I lost my 31/2 years ago. God bless you...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mary L (Brown) Davenport Davenport

“We are truly sorry for the loss of your beloved.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!May God comfort you with His love and peace during this...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Steve and Barb Smant - Baldwin, MI

“I'm so very sorry. I think the world of Jack. I'm grateful to have known him. God bless you all. I will be praying for you all. Good happy...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Homan - Battle Creek, MI

“I drove bus with Jack really enjoyed getting to know him and his daughter Shannon. My heart goes out to the family know that he will be missed by me...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Seivert - Battle Creek, MI

“To all family of Jack. While this is obviously a very difficult time please know that Jack has ascended to a better place and that your family...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: William Hutchinson - Galesburg, MI

“Both Jack and Mickey were our neighbors and friends back in the early eighties.Both Jack and Mickey were wonderful. They welcomed us to the...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: AL AND KRIS DEMAREST - Sugar Land, TX

“Micky and family, our hearts and prays are with you .Jack will be missed by all. Love Doug and Pat ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Douglas Douglas and Patsy Tickle - MI

“Mickey & Debbie & Family Was so sorry to hear about Jack passing. Always had a smile and a laugh for you. Thinking of you all at this time ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: julie Smith - Battle Creek, MI

“Micky, so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was a very special man. We always had a fun at the 4 of July parties. and had a great time...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Phil & Gloria Meyer - Friend

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Jack C. "Papa" Heston, age 75, of Battle Creek passed away Friday afternoon, July 20, 2018. He was born in Battle Creek on January 8, 1943, the loving son of Jack O. and Margaret M. (Clair) Heston and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. Jack retired from the Battle Creek Gas Company in 1998 after more than 30 years of faithful service.

Jack married the "Love of His Life", Michele K. "Mickey" O'Connell in Battle Creek on November 30, 1960; she survives. He is also survived by three children, Kelly (Don) Barber of Battle Creek, Shannon Landers of Battle Creek, and Stacy (Randy) Cochensparger of Kalamazoo; six grandchildren, Amber, Jeremiah, Kalli, Madison, Cade, and Emma; four great-grandchildren, Aubrielle, Elijah, Miah, and A'Shauntee; his sister, Debbie Hunter; his brother-in-law, Don Heath; several nieces & nephews; and special friends, Mel and Jeanette. Jack was sadly preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dawn Heath; and his brother-in-law, Jeff Hunter.

A true patriarch, Jack was called "Superman" by his grandkids and nieces & nephews; and "The Governor of Wolf Lake" by many. Jack loved his "Friday Night Happy Hours" with family and friends. An avid golfer, Jack had two Hole-in-Ones, and was a huge Detroit Lions fan and a member of the P.N.A. in Battle Creek.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Christopher J. Ankley, 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials directed to the American Kidney Fund or American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Jack may be placed at