Joseph Cornelius Heise Jr., 70, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville. He was born on July 28, 1953, in Columbia, S.C., to the late Joseph and Doretha Cogdell Heise.

Mr. Heise enjoyed fishing, detailing cars, building model cars, working in the yard, music, watersports, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Lewis.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra McClure Heise; children, Kara Heise and spouse Marie, and Bryan Heise; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Services will be held at a later date and announced by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Heise family. Condolences may be made to the family at