Richard Heinzman Obituary

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Richard Ruel Heinzman

February 21, 1942 - June 30, 2014
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Richard R. "Rick" Heinzman, age 72, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died June 30, 2014. He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lee Heinzman and his father, Max Ruel Heinzman. Rick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judith Kay; daughter, Jennifer Kay; brother, Jerry; grandson, John Richard "Jack;" and many loving nieces and nephews. Rick served thirty years in the United States Air Force, retiring at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, in 1995. His service included duties as the: base commander at Andrews AFB, Maryland; deputy base commander at Pope AFB, North Carolina; deputy base commander at Rhein Main AFB Germany; and as a...
Richard R. "Rick" Heinzman, age 72, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died June 30, 2014. He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lee Heinzman and his father, Max Ruel Heinzman. Rick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judith Kay; daughter, Jennifer Kay; brother, Jerry; grandson, John Richard "Jack;" and many loving nieces and nephews.
Rick served thirty years in the United States Air Force, retiring at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, in 1995. His service included duties as the: base commander at Andrews AFB, Maryland; deputy base commander at Pope AFB, North Carolina; deputy base commander at Rhein Main AFB Germany; and as a squadron commander at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served in the office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon and was selected for a special assignment at Strategic Air Command headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, where he met his wife, Judy. Rick was intellectually curious and cared deeply about people. He was an amateur photographer, an avid reader, and loved computers. In his post-military civilian career he went back to law school and graduated from Jones School of Law in 1998, passed his Alabama State Bar Exam, and then clerked for Governor John Patterson. He next served the community for many years as the executive director of the Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA). During that same time, he became a founding member of the Family Justice Center, served on the Alabama State Board of the AARP and on the Board of Montgomery ROTARY, was mayor of the Old Cloverdale Association, and was a member of many additional civic and military organizations.
Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, in the Stakely Sanctuary of First Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 2:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Rick's memory to:
- Meals on Wheels, C/O MACOA, 115 E. Jefferson, Montgomery AL 36104: or,
- Family Justice Center, 530 South Lawrence, Montgomery AL 36104; or,
- Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM), PO Box 1103 Montgomery AL 36101; or,
- First Baptist Church, 315 South Perry, Montgomery AL 36104; or,
- A Church or Charity of your choice.

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