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Gene J. Heidt, age 71, a resident of Nashville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2022, peacefully at home. He was born February 9, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina.


After graduating from the University of Florida, Gene spent many years building a life in Florida, New York, and New Jersey with most his recent years spent building a community of friends in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He worked at Central DuPage Hospital for many years and was active at Wheaton Bible Church in Wheaton, IL. In early 2021, Gene relocated to Nashville, TN to be near friends. He joined Church of the City in Franklin and was excited about and involved in the mission and vision of The Village. His presence will be dearly missed by his friends but we rejoice knowing his love for the Lord and his heart to be a good and faithful servant.


He was preceded in death by by parents, Eugene (died 1977) and Marjorie (Sellers) (died 2004) and a brother. He is survived by many friends including the Rainford family.


A graveside service will be held on September 30, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 608 Mt. Hope St., Franklin, TN. A video of the service may be found here:


Memorial gifts may be directed to The Church of the City at: