Tuesday February 1st, Tony “Chip” Heirs (born on Sept. 17,1976) passed into the arms of our lord. A devoted son, husband, brother, father, and uncle; Chip will be terribly missed. He was a true friend to many and could be counted upon to help others any way he could -he was just that giving. Despite his cerebral palsy, Chip was a hard worker who worked in the funeral business from the time he was 6 years old with his father. He was full of joy and laughed all the time. No matter what adversity he faced, he never lost his smile. Chip enjoyed fishing and playing with his hobby race car that he wrecked every week. He sang in his room and loved to cook for family and friends. He loved to grow food, his hot peppers especially.
He loved one woman and she was the love of his life, Kimberly Holden, he is with her now happy in paradise. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Charles, and Louise Hiers, along with his siblings Helen and Chucky Hiers, his son Derik, and his nephew Chris. He leaves behind 3 children, Priscilla (Austin) Charles, Katlyn Carr, Casey Brooks, 4 grandchildren Kimberlynn, Brennan, Nova, Kylian, his sisters Diane (Richard) Bornstein and Mary Hall (Sammy Meyers), and nieces Danielle (Audrey) Livesey, Jesika Heirs, Patricia (David) Singley, two great nephews he lived with Christopher and Jeremy Stewart and many more nieces and nephews.
Though Chip had many friends none were closer to him than Kevin who he often referred to as his brother. His other dear friends were Mr. Ronnie who he loved to talk about day to day life with and God, and Joe who he liked to teach and had taken under his wing. Chip never met a stranger, if one talked to him for ten minutes they became his friend. He was a loving kind person, a caretaker, and he was born with an old soul.
Chip cared for others most of his life, and though his life was not easy, he had a lot of faith and always said God would not give us more than we could bear. He was thoughtful in many ways— each gift he gave came from his heart which was full of love. Chip was also extremely smart: he could build a car engine, refinish wood, he could rebuild just about anything. When he could no longer do these things due to losing his fingers and a part of his foot, he taught others how too. He was patient and kind.
There are not enough people in this world like Tony Chip Heirs, and we will all miss him and his loving nature dearly