John D. Heaton, 76, was
a researcher at Cummins
John D. Heaton, 76, of North Vernon died at 9:07 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
There will not be a visitation or funeral service. Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Heaton served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from Cummins, Inc. where he worked in the research department.
Born December 31, 1936 in Jefferson County, Mr. Heaton was the son of Ernest and Thelma Cowell Heaton. He married Phyllis Hull on January 12, 1969.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Heaton of North Vernon; daughter, Lisa (Timothy) Dixon of North Vernon; son, Ron (Melissa) Heaton of North Vernon; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marjorie Mae Brooks, and Mary Lois Gushurst.