Mr. Heitman was born on May 16, 1935, in Fort Worth to John Charles and Nannie Lou (Ellis) Heitman. He married Darla Dean Lucas on July 23, 1953, in Corpus Christi. He was the owner/operater of H&H Air Conditioning and Bush Country Flea Market, an entrepreneur and attended the Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas Heitman Jr.; a grandson, Thomas Craig Heitman; and a sister, Hazel Catechis.
Survivors include his wife, Darla Dean (Lucas) Heitman of Beeville; a daughter, Brenda K. Matthews of Corpus Christi; a sister, Nancy Boyle of Georgia; and four grandchildren.
The funeral service will be scheduled at a later date.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home