James Heitman Obituary, Death – Accidentally passing away on May 3rd, beloved James Kenyon Heitman was involved in a terrible mishap the day before he died. He is survived by his devoted wife Emily, his twin brother Alex, his sister Katie, his mother and father, John and Michelle, his five cats Ronnie, Reggie, Teddy, Justice, and Murdock, and a large number of other friends and family members. He will be greatly missed. James exemplified all that is good and kind in the world. He exhibited patience, kindness, and compassion in equal measure. James was extremely reliable, almost to a fault. He was consistently there even when it seemed as though nothing else could be relied upon for support, and he was simply a decent man overall.
According to his wife Emily, “There is no one else in the world like our James, and our world will never be the same after he passes away.” He provides the finest hugs, is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone at the drop of a hat, and is honestly just the best person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been loved by him, and I imagine that anyone who has ever been loved by him feels the same way. It is impossible to put into words how desperately we will miss him.
James received his law degree from Saint Louis University and then pursued a career as an assistant circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis. This was the kind of work that he had always envisioned himself doing in his professional life. James has said on numerous occasions that “this is it” in reference to his position because he has devoted his entire life to the quest for justice. In the trial, he showed dedication and diligence while still keeping a strong connection to the people who had been wrongfully accused.
On Saturday, June 10th, there will be a Celebration of Life held at the Jay B. Smith funeral home located at 777 Oakwood (at Hwy 141) in Fenton, Missouri 63026. The event will run from 11 am to 6 pm, and the ceremonies will begin at 6 pm. Please give some thought to making a donation of any amount you are able to in order to comfort this family as they mourn the death of an incredible man who was also a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend.