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American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Christ William Heart

April 8, 1944September 3, 2019

Christ W. Heart – 75

US Marine Veteran and Retired ATF Agent gained his angel wings September 3, 2019. Born April 8, 1944 in Harakopio, Messinas, Greece. Beloved husband of Laurel Schlueter. Loving father of Christine (David) Skaggs, Patricia (Kent) Hall, Felina Heart and Teresa (Mark) Hollech. Proud grandfather to Cody, Lance, Aidan, Laynee, Jack, Ian and William. Like a dad to Marc Perdu and Anthony Alacon. Dear brother to Voula (Chris) Konstandatos, Steve Heart, Kiki (Kosta) Komitas. The late George Heart, Rosie (George) Makris, Katina (John) Sirbas, and Patra (Chris) Koustainelos. Late Parents William and Maria Heart. Uncle to many nieces and nephews and fond friend to many over the years. Special Thank you to Vera Care Hospice.

A Visitation will be held in Christ's honor on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. inside the Chapel of American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038. The Celebration of Life service will commence on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. after which he will be escorted to the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038 where he will be laid to rest with Full Military Honors by the United Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Gary Sinise Foundation, www.garysinisefoundation.org

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryan Disdier
  • Elias Mora
  • Kris Mayfield
  • Kyle Butler
  • Octavio Guerrero
  • William (Bill) Wilson
  • Cody Heart, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lance Hollech, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Aidan Hall, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Laynee Hollech, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jack Skaggs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ian Hall, Honorary Pallbearer
  • William Skaggs, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Memories

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Felina Heart

September 12, 2019

I have spent time thinking about the life my father modeled, lessons he bestowed, and the support and love he gave everyone. So when I read Chuck Palahniuk’s words about death, they struck a cord with me. What he said was, “ We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is create something that will.” My dad created something that will live forever in all the people that had the pleasure to know him. What is impressive is he did this without ever trying but by just being the genuine, fun-loving, caring, loyal and inspiring individual that was him. He was a man who modeled strength and character in the toughest situations but also openly showed his vulnerable side. My dad never met a stranger and would literally give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He always felt that even if he had little to give others needed it more. He taught me to have an open heart but also to be strong willed when needed. He always said that he wanted his girls to be strong and independent. That we should love others and do all we could to help others but never to take garbage from anyone. No matter what was happening if we had to walk away and needed a place to land, he would be there with open arms and the biggest bear hug. He was a man of patience, and being a father of four daughters took A LOT of patience. Some of our antics and drama may have upset him, but no matter how upset he was I never doubted his love for me. One of the best parts of him was his humor, which he often used in all situations. My dad is truly the best man I have ever known, and the best father figure and male support that Cody, my son, could have. The disease over the years slowly took away his voice, his memories and his control. However, it never took away his laugh and his spirit. Cody and I owe all of who we are to my dad. So Dad, as you always said, “ It is never goodbye but always until we meet again.” I will think of you and miss you daily till I am finally able to see you again.

Felina Heart

September 12, 2019

Over the past few days I have thought about the life my father modeled, lessons he bestowed, and the support and love he gave everyone. So when I read Chuck Palahniuk’s words about death, they struck a cord with me. What he said was, “ We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is create something that will.” My dad created something that will live forever in all the people that had the pleasure to know him. What is impressive is he did this without ever trying but by just being the genuine, fun-loving, caring, loyal and inspiring individual that was him. He was a man who modeled strength and character in the toughest situations but also openly showed his vulnerable side. My dad never met a stranger and would literally give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He believed that even if he had little to give others needed it more. He taught me to have an open heart but to be strong willed when needed. He always said that he wanted his girls to be strong and independent. We should love others and do all we could to help others but never to take garbage from anyone. No matter what was happening if we had to walk away and needed a place to land, he would be there with open arms and the biggest bear hug. He was a man of patience, and being a father of four girls took A LOT of patience. Some of our antics and drama may have upset him, but no matter how upset he was I never doubted his love for me. One of the best parts of him was his humor, which he used in all situations. My dad is truly the best man I have ever known, and the best male support that Cody, my son, could have. The disease over the years slowly took away his voice, his memories and his control. However, it never took away his laugh and his spirit. Cody and I owe all of who we are to my dad. So Dad, as you always said, “ It is never goodbye but always until we meet again.” I will think of you and miss you daily till I am finally able to see you again. All my love, Felina

Vern and Cheryl Sewards

September 11, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Chris was such a great person. I have been thinking of all the times we shared in Chino, the Toga Parties and get together. Patty’s Wedding, staying at your home, all the great times staying up late talking to your family sharing stories and memories. These are all memories that will live on forever. Love to all, Vern and Cheryl Sewards

PATRICIA GOGGINS

September 10, 2019

Christ, I remember you as my supervisor and friend to be a wise, good, unselfish, caring, smart, creative, innovative person with a gentle sensitive spirit, and aware of the world and people surrounding you. When negative events would confront you, you emphasized the positives. You were determined not to give up. You gave it your all. You would tell me your wife, Laurie, was your earthy rock and stabilizer. Words of wisdom you shared with me, "It is not the possessions you leave behind, but the spirt and memories you leave for family and friends". This you have for me. Pat G.

Teresa Hollech

September 10, 2019

Growing up, I heard my dad say, “It takes a village....” many times. This had many meanings, and couldn’t be anymore important than now.

There was never a time, that dad would not open up his arms, his ears, or his home to anyone. My parents’ door was always open.

If you were a neighbor of ours, you are part of “our village”;
If you were a coworker, you are part of “our village”;
If you were one of our teachers, fellowship members, friend, family, you are part of “our village”

I thank anyone whom was part of his village, and is part of our village.
Dad, thank you for creating and leaving us with a great village of love and support.

“People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But people will never forget how you made them feel” (Maya Angelo)
💜The heart never forgets....💜

Patricia Hall

September 9, 2019

September 3rd I lost the first man that I ever loved and that loved me back (no matter how annoying I was). A man I looked up to and who always believed in me. A man that is my Hero. A man who loved God, A Marine, an ATF Agent, a friend to many, a loving Papou to all his grandkids, a husband who loved his wife, and most of all a GREAT father. Heaven gained an amazing Angel. I know he will continue to watch over us. Love ya dad!!❤❤

Kris Mayfield

September 9, 2019

Chris was my GS when I transferred back to Houston from San Antonio in 1995. I will never forget how welcoming he was how he made me a part of the group immediately.
Chris always managed to see the strengths in people and was not afraid to push you to make you better.
He was a great mentor and even greater friend. I was blessed to have known him.
God Bless all the Heart family.

Christ will be missed.

Daniel Davis

September 9, 2019

To the family of Christ Heart:
Please accept my deepest condolences to the entire Heart family. How lucky Christ was to have you all support him during his years of illness.
Christ was a dear friend and incredible undercover treasury agent. his spirit will live on with all who knew him in the law enforcement community.
I am proud to say that Christ Heart was my friend.
Daniel Davis, Chicago Police Department , retired

Ian Hall

September 8, 2019

Papou was a great person . I am glad that he does not have to go through the pain any more. Even though I didn't have a lot of time with him before dementia took him, I know how much he loved me and I loved him. I miss and love you!

Aidan hall

September 7, 2019

My Papou was a great man who was always there for his family. You could tell that he always cared about people from severing in the Marines to being there with his family. He always loved helping people and caring for people. I may not have know my Papou long before the disease changed him but I could always tell that he was a great loving family man who would do anything for his family. But most of all he loved seeing all of his children, and grandchildren all in one place enjoying food and having a amazing time together. So now that he is gone we will miss him but we know that he is in a better place now and no longer suffering from his pain and we know that one day when we die we know that he will be waiting there for us so we can all come back together and be one big happy family again. So with all of my love we miss you and can wait to see you again in heaven finally whole again.

FROM THE FAMILY