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WILLIAM HEATH Obituary
HEATH Please Sign the Guestbook @Jacksonville.com William S. Bill Heath, born October 1,1921 in Portsmouth, VA, passed away on March 17, 2013 from complications with a blood clot at home. Bill moved from Newport News, VA, after 31 years, to Jacksonville, Florida in 1972. He worked with the Design Team on the first nuclear Aircraft Carrier (U.S.S. Enterprise) CVN 65 and transferred in 1972 to Offshore Power System Plant for the design of a floating nuclear power plant as the Piping/Mechanical Design Manager. Bill retired in 1982 and continued to make Jacksonville, FI. his home. Bill was a World War II Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Wilkes-Barre CL-I03 in the Pacific from 1944 till discharged in 1946. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church of Newport News, Va. and a member of Arlington United Methodist Church. Bill loved the game of tennis and served ten years on the Tennis Committee and Board of Directors at the Arlington YMCA. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rose Heath, his sisters, Elaine Leary and Margie Stuck all from Portsmouth, Va. and brother-in-law William Frizzell of Apopka, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Evelyn; his daughters Linda Sykes (Mike) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Judy Barlow (Richard) of Elkton, Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren Annette Adkins (Todd) of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Brad Sykes (Josephina) of North Hollywood, California. His step-grandchildren Stacy Masciarelli (Paul) of Jacksonville, Florida and Brian Barlow (Marie) of Jacksonville, Florida, and his six great-grandchildren and nine nephews and nieces. The family would like to give thanks to Dr. Signor and Dr. Jean Harris for their care; as well as thanks to Haven Hospice and Home Instead for their constant presence. Bill will be missed for his sense of humor and loving family ways. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Arlington United Methodist Church, 1400 N. University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. 32211. Interment at a later date will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's name to Haven Hospice 200 Southpark Blvd, Suite 207, St. Augustine, Florida 32086. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 20, 2013
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