Richard Wayne Heath, 85

FRIENDLY, W.Va. -Richard Wayne Heath, 85, of Friendly, W.Va., passed away Monday, June 30, 2014.

He was born Dec. 31, 1928 in Newell, W,Va., he was the son of the late Rev. Elmer and Audra (Mossberg) Heath.

Mr. Heath was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired Electrician with IBEW Local 246.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amber Lee Heath; a brother, James Heath, a sister, Shirley McKeen; and a half-brother, Bill Heath.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Holcomb) Heath of Friendly; a daughter, Tina Marie (Wayne) Chaplin of Moundsville; two sons, John B. Heath of West Virginia and Richard W. (Traci) Heath Jr. of Mt Pleasant; four grandchildren; Jayson Wayne (Lisa) Summers, Dain Benjamin Heath and Heather and Stacy Chaplin; three great-grandchildren, Silas, Ezra and Adah; a half-brother, Roger Heath of Jewett; and a half-sister, Mary Jane Heath of Jewett.

Following Richard’s wishes all arrangements will be handled privately by the Nixon Funeral Home.