John (Jack) Heald


John (Jack) Heald

The man. The myth. The legend. The actor. The husband. The father. John (Jack) Heald passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.

Forever 49 years old, John loved his wife, his children, his granddaughter and his career, with a passion like no other. A professional actor and director for his whole life, John worked as managing director for the Joe Jefferson Playhouse as well as acting, stage managing and/or directing for the Jubilee Fish Theater, the Mobile Theater Guild, the Blowing Rock Stage Company, Theater 98, and Theater USA among many others.

Even as he worked, he was the consummate storyteller and often practical joker, providing inspiration for others who made their way onto the stage, while keeping his own children off. His demand for professionalism continued to bring actors back to work with him again and again.

Together for 41 years, John is survived by his wife of 29 years, Blair Heald; children, Jonathan (Rebecca) of Greensville, South Carolina and Adrienne (Bhaya) of Brooklyn, New York; his granddaughter Lila Nabis of Brooklyn, New York; as well as other family members and friends.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, we invite you to celebrate John's life and mission in this world which is now complete. Please email for more information. The champagne is chilling.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be offered at

Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.