Roland Shaefer Heard III
How do you know Roland? Please share your stories and photos, and help spread the word about this page!
Our Daddy, Roland Shaefer Heard III (64), of Athens, died peacefully at his home on Monday, June 14, 2021, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born March 26, 1957 in Atlanta. He was the son of our late grandparents Roland Shaefer Heard II and Carolyn White Heard.
Daddy grew up in Moultrie, and that was always home to him. Through his childhood in Moultrie, he made lifetime friends that became like family. It was in Moultrie that he began his love for landscaping, starting his career by mowing nearby lawns.
For a full obituary, see www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com.
Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Cristin Thurman (Chris) and Callie Heard (Cody); sister, Noey Higgins; brother, Sidney Heard (Laura); grandsons, Avery Hawkins, Trevor Thurman and Vincent Thurman; nieces and nephews, Sally Higgins, Margaret Manis (Tyler), Jami Stocks (William), Chase Heard, Justin Couch, and Amanda Couch; the mother of his children, Cathy Couch Heard; and countless other family members and longtime friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Roland Shaefer Heard II and Carolyn White Heard; brother-in-law, Spence Higgins; and former in-laws, Bruce and Vicki Couch.
A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Butler officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Georgia 4-H Foundation for the Georgia 4-H Memorial Fund in memory of Shaefer Heard in support of horticulture programming either via mail, Georgia 4-H Foundation, 303 Hoke Smith Annex, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 or via online contribution at georgia4hfoundation.org.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, had charge of arrangements.