Mr. Donald T. Heath Sr., 76, of Dagsboro, DE passed away at home surrounded by his family Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Mr. Heath was born in Lowery, Ala., Jan. 4, 1938, to the late Fannie Ward Heath. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Bill McCormick and James Monroe Heath.
Donald was a project manager for General Transervice Inc., where he designed aircraft re-fuelers. He traveled all over the world, Middle East, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Dubai and Germany, where he taught refueling. He was a U.S. Army veteran, 101ST Airborne, Berlin Airlift. He was a member of the Bethel Fire Co. in Pennsylvania, Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Delaware Mobile Surf Fisherman’s Association and the American Legion. He loved to fish. He was known to be firm, but fair and outspoken, and would help anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois Heath; a son, Donald T. Heath Jr. and his wife Karen; three brothers, Daniel Marshall and his wife Jennifer, Cleo Heath and his wife Reba, and Mack David McCormick; two sisters, Janice Seber and her husband Ron and Mavis Ross and her husband Steve; sister-in-law Pat Moore; grandsons, Donald T. Heath III and Derek T. Heath; as well as two loyal friends, Joe Pastore and Jack Hoylman.
A viewing and visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro. A chapel service with conferring of military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Shriners, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, 33607, or the Salvation Army.
Letters of condolence may be emailed via www.watsonfh.com.