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William Parham Heath Sr.

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William Parham Heath Sr. Obituary
HAMPTON - William "Bill" Parham Heath, Sr., 90, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013. He was a native and lifelong Peninsula resident where he graduated from Newport News High School in 1942. In 1943 he went to work for the Newport News Shipyard, retiring in 1985 after 42 years of service. He was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church where he was active in Sunday School and many of the church activities. He loved music, gardening, and building model ships. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Virginia "Ginny" C. Heath; his sons, William P. Heath, Jr. and his wife, Pat of Yorktown and Robert E. Heath and his wife, Annette of Fayetteville, NC; his brother, Milton S. Heath and his sister-in-law, Emma Heath both of Newport News; five grandchildren, Kerwin Heath, Joanna McMurtray, Shannon Levister, Jan Redfern, and William P. Heath, III; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, August 5, 2013 at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church by Rev. John S. Etcher. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00. Memorials may be made to Ivy Memorial Baptist Church or . Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2013
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