He was the son of the late Thelma Fugeron Heil and Henry Heil. He was preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Statum; and his brothers: A.C. Heil and David Heil.
He was a pioneer missionary in Japan serving the Church of God for 14 years. He also pastored in West Virginia for a number of years.
He worked for Primerica Financial Services and opened their offices in Hawaii, serving there for 12 years.
He was a well-known writer and author, publishing five books.
He owned and operated Heil Construction in Cleveland.
He was a member of North Cleveland Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Letha Heil of Cleveland; daughter, Janice Leach and her husband, Terry, of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; son, Ron Heil and his wife, Diane, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Chris Heil and his wife, Lori, missionaries in Brazil, Israel Heil and his wife, Jennifer, of Cleveland, Ginger Sumerlin and her husband, David, of Dayton, Terry Wayne Leach II of California, and Daniel Leach and his wife, Kaili, of Los Angeles; seven great-grandsons; brothers: Wayne Heil and his wife, Ruby, of Cleveland, Tex Heil of Pigeon Forge, Darvel Heil and his wife, Glynn, of Dallas, Dean Heil and his wife, Martha of Houston, Daniel Heil and his wife, Jerri, of Cleveland, Texas, and Gebo Heil and his wife, Eileen, of Marlsboro, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April, 15, 2011, from the North Cleveland Church of God, Dixon Center with Dr. James Cossey and Pastor Mitch Maloney officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Chris Heil, Israel Heil, Terry Leach II, Daniel Leach, David Sumerlin and Dwayne Petty serving as pallbearers.
A dove release will conclude the services.
The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
The memorial book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.