Willard Jess Heath

willard heath

May 3, 1918 ~ April 4, 2015

Willard Heath, 96, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, April 4, 2015. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 7, from 6 to 8 pm at Cozart Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 8, at the First Baptist Church Flynn at 2 pm. Bro. Dee Black will preside over services. Burial will follow services at the Wealthy Cemetery.

Willard Heath was born on May 3, 1918 in Wealthy, TX. He was raised in Wealthy by his parents Ona and Ed Biddle. Willard was married to the love of his life Thelma Swallow on March 13, 1940. They were happily married for 72 years. Willard was a devoted family man, loved to garden, hunt, fish and work with cows. He never met a stranger, liked to visit old friends and share old stories. Along lifes path Willard helped many folks as he could to get a job, or a place to stay when moving to Clute. Willard worked as an iron worker for Dow for 30 years. He is also a proud member of the Masonic Lodge.

Willard joined the Civil Conservation Corps in 1936 at Camp SCS-27-T Madisonville, TX and helped build Sam Houston State Park. He received two Honorable Discharges from Civilian Conservation Corps. Willard shortly after the Corps joined the US Navy. He was active in WWII and had an Honorable Discharge for service to his country.

Willard was a member of the First Baptist Church Flynn. Willard always looked forward to playing dominoes with friends at the Geelan House.

Willard was preceded in death by his wife Thelma; both parents; a son Willard Thomas and a son-in-law Marvin Oliver.

Survivors include his children and spouses; Dorothy and Jay Barrett, T9C and Red Sanders, Bonnie and David Keith, Diann and Michael Linger, Calvin and Janie Heath; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

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  1. I would like to express my condolences to your family, it can be hard for friends and family to find the right words to express at difficult times like these. The Bible is a great source to look into and has helped me personally when My dad passed away. Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever in a peaceful beautiful paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:5,6 John 5:29) A comforting thought is at Revelation 21:3,4, where it states “…And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry be anymore the former things have past away”. This scripture gives us hope for the future! You can also find comfort in Acts 24:15 – Death does not end it all. May Jehovah God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. (Ps.46:1, Ps.83:18)

  2. May cherish memories forever help you cope with your loss. One day soon, Jehovah God promise to free us from the crippling effects of aging and death -Romans 5:19;Job 33:25;Isaiah 25:8;Psalms 83:18

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