Heath Eugene Schooler was born in Fairfax, Missouri, on June 24, 1974.  He was the son of Jim and Karen Sue (Loveland) Schooler and he was also welcomed home by his sister, Chris.
Heath grew up on the farm, one mile east of Fairfax and attended Fairfax school, graduating high school in 1992. After graduation, he attended barber college in Kansas City, Missouri, with his good friend, Lonnie Graves.
Heath worked in Maryville, Missouri, and he also spent two seasons in Alaska, working in the commercial fishing industry.  In 1995, he moved to Huntsville, Texas, to be closer to his sister Chris.  While living in Texas, Heath began working in communications construction.  He worked on jobs in the states of Texas, Florida, Utah and Washington.  Back in Texas and having more technical skills that he obtained from vocational schooling in California, Heath secured a job with Southern Steel in San Antonio.  This firm specializes in the construction, installation and maintenance of security systems in jails and detention facilities nationwide.  During the construction of the St. Louis City/County Justice Center, Heath was the Superintendent for installation of the security system for  this entire facility.
While working on this job, he met his future wife, Ricci Berry, who was also an employee of Southern Steel. They were married on November 11, 2005, and made their home near Floresville, Texas.  The family has resided in San Antonio since 2015.  They attend City Church on Bandera Road.  Heath was currently employed by Argyle Security, Inc. as an engineer.
Just like several other members of his dad’s family, Heath developed an addiction to alcohol.  This addiction almost took his life.  But on March 5, 2015, Heath made the decision to quit drinking and his life since that time has been a testimony to the grace and power of God.
In the early fall of 2016 Heath was diagnosed with cancer.  He lost his battle with this disease on June 19, 2017.
He is survived by his wife Ricci, son Wesley, and daughter Allison, of the home in San Antonio; his sister Chris (Kris Wuensche) of Bryan, Texas; his mother Karen Schooler of Bethel, Alaska; his father and stepmother, Jim and Bobbie Schooler of Fairfax, Missouri; his maternal grandmother Gaynel Loveland of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; his sister-in-law Tamara Burton and daughter Victoria (Heath’s niece), and Ricci’s parents, Rick and Donna Berry all of San Antonio. Heath is also survived by step-sister Beverly and  husband Chris King, Tarkio, Missouri, step-brother Bill Hecker, St. Joseph, Missouri, and by nephews Tailor Galgano, and Chance Hecker and niece Josie King, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial graveside services and inurnment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017.  Friends may stop by to sign Heath’s register book on Friday, June 30, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at the Schooler Funeral Home in Fairfax.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or charity of the donor’s choice.  Heath requested that everyone dress casual for the services.  Arrangements by Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax and Craig, Missouri.