Richard “Rick” Harrison Heritage Jr. of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away Friday March 19, 2021. He was born July 12, 1946 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the son of Richard and Dorothy (Allen) Heritage. Rick was a 1964 graduate of Lakeview High School. After high school he began his lifelong career at Post General Foods where he completed his apprenticeship as a Journeyman Millwright. While working at Post, he enlisted for the service where he served four years in the United States Air Force as a Sargent and military jet mechanic. He served all four years in Sault Ste. Marie. After he fulfilled his service and received an honorable discharge he returned to Post where he worked as a Millwright for 36 years before retiring. After retiring, Rick enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren, he was a very proud “Papa”. He also enjoyed woodworking, his vegetable garden, fishing and tinkering in his pole barn. Rick is survived by his two daughters Kelly (Steve) Reed and Kimberly (Rick) Gloar, granddaughters Lauren and Allison Reed, grandson Blake Gloar, sister Patricia (Lew) Allen and special friend Debbie Hester. He was preceded in death by his parents. A private family military service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
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