NEWELL - Larry Edward Heath, 55, of Newell, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
He was born Dec. 9, 1958, in Joetown, W.Va., a son of the late Edward and Mary (Adkins) Heath.
Larry formerly worked for P.S.I. Packing Company and was a die-hard Steeler fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Taylor.
Surviving are his wife, Trudy (Melott) Heath of Newell; three daughters, Brandi Heath of Newell, Mandy (Jimmy) Merriman of Chester, and Renae (Vic) Andrews of Chester; two sons, Charlie (Amanda) Ripley of Newell and Raymond (Tara) Ripley of Newell; nine grandchildren, Brendan, Austin, Destiny, Taylor, Dylan, Tyler, Ray J., Chance, and Leo; three sisters, Wanda (Butch) Knight of East Liverpool, Sue (John) Arnett of East Liverpool and Brenda Cross of East Liverpool; and by his canine companions, Big Ben and Trixi.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Pastor Scott Henry will officiate.
Burial will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery, Chester.