Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Rev. David P. Heil, the father of The Gospel Greats' Paul Heil, went to be with the Lord early during the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Rev. Heil was 93-years old and had been in declining health during recent months. Rev. Heil was pastor of Grace E. C. Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, during the late 1960s and 1970s. Prior to that, he was the pastor at St. Paul's E. C. Church on West King Street in York, Pennsylvania, in the 50s and early 60s.
"Please keep our family in your prayers as we go through a difficult week of taking care of end-of-life matters and the emotions involved," says Heil. "But we grieve not as those who have no hope. Pop is finally seeing the One who he spent a lifetime telling others about."
The visitation is at 9 a.m. and the funeral is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, at the Mennonite Home chapel in Lancaster, PA.