David E. Heath, Sr., age 61, of Wayne township, OH, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at home after his courageous battle with brain cancer, surrounded by family and friends and his best friend Cletus.
He was born July 13, 1956, in Ashtabula, OH, a son of James A. Heath, Sr. and Elva (Sisley) Heath.
Formerly of Colebrook, David had lived in Wayne since 1978. He was a 1974 graduate of Grand Valley High School in Orwell and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed at STP in Painesville, retiring in 2016. He was formerly employed at Glastics in Jefferson. David was an avid hunter and enjoyed playing cards, 4 wheeling, and working on cars.
David is survived by his wife, Tracy L. (West) Heath, whom he married August 19, 2000, of Wayne township, OH; son, Jason Heath of Tennessee, son, David Heath, Jr. of New Lyme township, OH, daughter Crystal Vickery of Austinburg, OH, son James West of Jefferson, OH, daughter Tiffany West of Geneva, OH; his mother, Elva Heath of Windsor, OH; two brothers, Daniel (Eileen) Heath of Rome, OH, and Robert (Pam) Heath of Cherry Valley township, OH; 8 Grandchildren, Chase, Ty, and Dash Vickery of Andover, OH, Khloe, Kylie, and James West of Jefferson, OH, and Alexis Gault and Raelyn Caudill of Geneva, OH; his favorite dog, Cletus; many sister and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father; mother-in-law, Barbara West; and two brothers, James Heath, Jr. and Roger Heath.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Andover. Calling hours will be Friday, September 15th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home and also on Saturday from 10:30 AM until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the March of Dimes at www.marchforbabies.org/Kyky0717. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 13, 2017