Fred B. Heyn, age 85 of Ava, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, October 2, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Chip, as he was fondly known among his friends and family, was born September 18, 1936, the son of late Ben and Mercedes Heyn. On February 1, 1957 he was united in marriage to Freda (Coffer) Heyn and they were blessed with three children Brenda, Harold, and Paula. He was preceded in death by Freda on November 5, 2003. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and retired from the Laborers Union after 35 years as the business agent.
Chip was an amazing hardworking father and grandfather. He dedicated his life to spending time with and taking care of his family. Chip had many loves as well as family, farming, Westerns and his dog. He was a faithful member of Mound Baptist Church in Oldfield, Missouri. His bold personality and kind heart will leave a lasting impact on anyone that knew him. Chip will be greatly missed by many but will never be forgotten.
Chip is survived by his daughter Paula Waggoner and husband Mike; grandchildren Travis Smith and wife Rachel and their two children, Dusty Smith and his son, Eric Smith and his two children, Jennifer Hayes and husband Johnathan and their six children, Ryan Caughman and husband Eric and their son, Brooke Waggoner and her fiance Justin and their five children, Brett Waggoner and his girlfriend Jessica and their three children. In addition to his wife Freda, he was preceded in death by parents Ben and Mercedes Heyn, sister Shirley, daughter Brenda Smith, Son Harold Heyn, and great granddaughter Saylor Grace Caughman.
Graveside funeral service for Fred will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield, Missouri. Visitation will be 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. Wednesday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.