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Michael Wayne Heintz, 44



Michael Wayne Heintz, 44, of Charlotte, NC, passed away in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, on, Saturday, September 19, 2015.  Born August 7, 1971, he was the son of Michael O’Dell Heintz and Debra Mullis Heintz of Rock Hill, SC.  He was predeceased by his grandparents, Buford and Faye Mullis and Fred and Joyce Heintz.  He is survived by his wife, Pharis Maloy Heintz; daughters, Evelyn Sheree Heintz, Madelyn Rose Heintz and Heather Danielle Wiles (Kevin); son, Justin Daniel Lunceford; and brother, Steven Russell Heintz (Lisa).  In addition, he is survived by his many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.    

In addition to being a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend, Michael was a United States Army Veteran who served honorably for the State of South Carolina and our Nation.  He was a graduate of Buford High School in Lancaster, SC, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University in 1995.  Michael honorably served in the S.C. Army National Guard for 23 years and was a graduate of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy.  He was recently promoted to Command Sergeant Major for the 2nd Battalion, 263rd Air Defense Artillery based in Anderson, SC and his numerous awards and decorations include:  the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the South Carolina Army National Guard Achievement Medal.  He was employed as the Industrial Engineer Manager at Blum Inc., in Stanley, NC.            
Michael was an active member of Elevation Church of Lake Norman in Huntersville, NC.  He enjoyed military coin collecting, Clemson football, reading, physical fitness, running half marathons, being outdoors, and spending cherished time with family and friends.  
A Celebration of Life Service and full Full-Military Honors Memorial will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Concord First Assembly Church, 150 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027.  The family will receive friends before the service, beginning at 12:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made tohttps://www.gofundme.com/michaelwheintzcsm to support Elevation Church’s Youth Fund and the Wounded Warriors Project. The obituary may be viewed and condolences shared with the family at http://jamesfuneralhomelkn.com/michael-heintz .