Jack F. Heard

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 24, 2003

Jack Fariss Heard, native of Camp Hill, Ala, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003. He was born on Dec. 8, 1919, the son of Omar Slaughter and Lucille Mai Fariss Heard.

He was a member of the First Universalist Church in Camp Hill.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Maxine Rockwell Heard; two loving daughters, Dana Heard Adams, and husband, James C., of Suffolk, Va.; and Jacqueline Heard Walker of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, John Thomas Heard, and wife Jean, of Knoxville, Tenn; three adoring grandchildren, Dana Kristen Patterson, and husband, William F., of Dauphin Island, Ala; James C. Adams III, and wife, Hannah, of Suffolk, and Shanna Dana Adams of Raleigh, N.C.; nephew, John T. Heard, Jr.; and one great-grandson, John &uot;Jack&uot; William Patterson.


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To the many who knew him well, he was loved, cherished and admired.

Mr. Heard, a retired U.S. Navy commander, began his Navy career in submarine duty during WWII shortly following his graduation in aeronautical engineering from Auburn University.

His Navy career continued for 20 years and included command of the submarine USS Clamagore SS-343 and of the USS Shadwell LSD-15.

Following retirement from the Navy, he located in Huntsville To become part of the Apollo Mission team.

Following retirement from the aerospace program, his career continued as president and owner of Southern Processors, Inc. He served as president and board member of the National Bark Producers Association. Langley Funeral Home in Camp Hill will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lyman Ward Military Academy, P.O. Drawer 500, Camp Hill, Ala. or to the First Universalist Church, 21620, Sen. Claude Pepper Drive, Camp Hill, Ala, 36850.