Col. John L. Heiss III died Friday, January 4, 2013 peacefully at home.
Col. Heiss was the son of Ruth Flora and John Louis Heiss, Jr. and the adoring husband of Sally Belle Cottle who passed away in 2009. He was a retired Army Colonel (1978) and U.S. Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Following his military career, he was a Professional Tennis Supervisor with the ATP. He was a lifelong Presbyterian and a true patriot. He enjoyed working with people, looked for the bright side in all situations and always lived by the Golden Rule.
The surviving family includes his two daughters, Candace and Holly "Atara" Heiss, his son, John IV "Jack" (Kathy) Heiss, four grandchildren: Jill Friday, Johnny, Amanda and Hannah Heiss and one great-granddaughter, Pressly.
He will be greatly missed and remembered very fondly.
Obituary credit: FLORIDA TODAY