PVT Heath D.
PVT Heath D. Warner, age 19, of Canton, died at Alanbar Province in Haqlaniya, Iraq on Wednesday, November 22, 2006. He was born on Friday, January 2, 1987, in Massillon, and was a life resident of Canton. He was a 2005 graduate of McKinley High School. He had been a boy scout and taught breakdancing at Living Fountain Dance Company. He enjoyed reading, martial arts and taught himself Japanese and Arabic. Following high school, Heath attended Parris Island Training Depot and Camp Geier N.C. where he became a gunner with the U.S. Marine Corp. He had been serving in Iraq since Sept 11, 2006. He was a wonderful son and will be sadly missed by his parents, Scott and Melissa J. (Metzger) Warner of Canton. He was an awesome friend and wonderful brother to Chandler and Ashton Warner. In addition he is survived by maternal grandparents, Randy and Linda Metzger of Bolivar, OH; paternal grandparents, James and Ida Warner of Louisville, OH; uncle, Michael Warner of Pensecola, FL; uncle and aunt, Jeff and Dawn Warner of College Park, MD; uncle and aunt, Mark and Kris Warner of Circleville, OH; uncle and aunt, Dave and Fatima Warner of Washington DC; aunt, Valerie Warner of Baltimore, MD and uncle and aunt, Doug and Gina Metzger of Wadsworth, OH. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 1 P.M. at Bethel Temple, 711 - 25th St. N.W., Canton. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 4 to 9 P.M. at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County, P. O. Box 8451, Canton, Ohio 44711 or the Memorial Fund for PVT Heath D. Warner at any First Merit Bank Branch. Heitger Funeral Service - Jackson Chapel is handling local arrangements. For additional information, directions, or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.heitger.com
Published in The Repository from December 2 to December 4, 2006