Tony E. Heiser, 63, of Coleman passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Abilene.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1 PM at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Tye Cemetery, Tye, Texas. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 19 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Tony was born on October 15, 1955 in Coleman, Texas to Thomas Bertrum Heiser and Carol Marlene Mitchell. He married Louisa "Shelly" Boyd on June 18, 1990 in Abilene, Texas. Tony was a professional welder his entire life. He worked for the City of Abilene Water Department for 14 years. He then moved with Shelly to "The Land" after building their home. Tony enjoyed his time serving his community as a volunteer fireman with the Novice Volunteer Fire Department.
Tony thoroughly enjoyed hunting, welding, cooking on his pit, foosball, cornhole, and spending time aggravating his family. Tony's true passion in life was loving, spending time with and taking care of Shelly. She was the love of his life. Tony was a great Father and Grandfather who always had a listening ear, a witty response and wasn't afraid to use tough love when he felt it was necessary. Tony was a prideful, hardworking man who did not like asking anyone for help.
Tony loved his family very much. He is survived by his loving wife, Shelly Heiser; his mother Wanda Heiser; 4 children, Michael Heiser and wife Melanie, Jonathan Campbell and wife Jeanie, Stephenia Heiser, Justin Heiser; 14 grandchildren, Sarah Heiser, Shelby Heiser, Lexi Heiser, Casey Matthews, Jonathan Campbell, Luke Campbell, Kenzie Davis, Gaige Heiser, Kody Priddy, Harley Priddy, Asia Heiser, Maleah Heiser, Jasper Salge, Anthony Simpson; 7 great grandchildren, Dagan Heiser, Carter Matthews, Gracie Davis, Dacin Davis, Allie Latimer, Aubrey Latimer, Luke Latimer; 3 siblings, David Heiser, Teresa Adams and husband Charles, Tracie Galle and husband Kenny.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations can be made to an account at Abilene Federal Credit Union.
I love you so much and will miss you terribly! I cant tell you how thankful I am that my boys got to see such a great example of how to be a decent, strong, hard working man. You are really are the hardest working man that I have ever met. We miss you more everyday! I am trying to take care of Shelly and those donkeys. They don’t listen to me ...maybe because I cant hee haw like you could. I sound kind of like a coyote stuck in a barbed wire fence. But they sure follow Baby Jon when he has your hat on. You should have a left a list of special tricks to start those tractors. But we will figure it out. Shelly, will eventually be ok...eventually. We will be here! We miss you so much! And love you so very much!!
Jeanie CampbellClyde, TX
Stephenia & Kids,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are each in our prayers.
Love, Lori & Tommy Staggs
Lori & Tommy StaggsAbilene, TX
Isaiah 25:8 ” He will swallow up death forever” jw.org
Tony was a great cornhole partner, we kicked ass at the reunion!!! We will miss you. He was an awesome welder and made us some really nice things, like the fire pit, star and the angel. He was Blenda’s “ cowboy Ken doll”. We will miss his deer jerky ( he didn’t share that with everybody ,so we felt special !!) God bless Tony, Rest In Peace.
Ann GatesSpringtown, TX
Tony, my friend you will be greatly missed I have always loved you. Your are a friend that's always there for me no matter what, when or where I needed help with. You always said what was on your mind whether we liked it or not, gave good advice when needed. I will miss you my dear friend. Love you , Debbie
Debbie StevensAbolene, TX
I’m sorry for your loss to the Heiser family. May the love for God and each other get you through this tough time.
Patricia BrozovicAbilene, TX
Our hearts go out to you and your family. His love for you and the kids was very obvious. He was there when my parents needed help, which shows his true nature, A wonderful caring man. We love you, stay strong .
John and Debra Hill
Debra/John HillAbilene, TX