William Morton Heath

Born: Mon., Apr. 16, 1951
Died: Tue., Dec. 8, 2009

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William (Hector) Morton Heath, 58, passed away at his residence in Sidney on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 after a long, hard battle with colon cancer. Hector was born April 16, 1951 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of William and Muriel (Morton) Heath who survive in Sidney. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1969 and later went on to serve in the United States Army. Hector was an avid softball player who had won two state championships playing for the Eagles Softball team. Hector was not only a softball player, he also coached Iutis softball for 14 years. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and loved to watch all sports. He was also an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Browns fan. He owned and operated the Dawg Pound Lounge in Sidney for 14 years. He loved spending time with his friends, loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him. He is survived by his wife Sherry, son Chris, stepsons, Shane (Kristen) Blackford, Clint (Katie) Mann and also five grandchildren he adored, Collin and Nichole Blackford, Ashlin, McKenzie, and Carly Mann and also survived by his brother, Bruce Heath and sister, Jill Heath. Visitation will be held at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Friday, December 11, 2009 from 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney, Ohio with the Rev. Philip Chilcote. Hector requested that any donations be sent to Ohio State University James Cancer Center, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210 or the Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45404-1898. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Heath family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Ginny

Sherry and Chris, I am very sorry for your loss. Hector and you will always have a place in my heart. I will never forget the Happy times that we all shared together. My thoughts and prayers are with you always!

Beth Wright

I am so sorry to hear that William passed away I am very honored that i got to be able to know him and care for him. William and i always joked about the Piqua-Sidney rivalry and he will be missed tremendously. May God help you through this difficult time. Your in my thoughts and prayers, Beth, PCA James Care at Kenny Rd

Alex Angela and Lauren Westgerdes

Sherry and Family we are so very very sorry for the loss of hector. he was an amazing man and the nicest guy. you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. rip hector. you will be missed by so many!!

Nancy Hittepole

So very sorry for your loss. Have may fond memories of Bill that brings smiles. God bless you all.

The Moons

Christoper, Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Dad. May the many memories you shared bring you through this sorrowed time. Many thoughts and prayers to your family.

Candi Williams

To the Heath Family, I'm sorry for your loss. He will be remembered and not forgotten. Savor all the good times and the best memories you have, I know you have many. Candi Williams, from the SHS class of 1969

Donna Stewart Battista

Bill touched the hearts of all who knew him. Please know I am sending up prayers of thanksgiving for Bill and prayers for healing hearts for his family and friends. Thanks to his parents for sharing such a great soul with all of us. Best Regards, Donna battista

Paul and Cherie

Dearest friends......Our hearts are heavy for you, but we all know your son and brother is in a much happier situation now. We pray for your peace and strength during this difficult time and wish you to feel our love and the love of the Lord deep within. God's mercy...We love you.

Donna (Dugan) Jackson

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Heath, Bruce and Christopher, I am so sad to know that Bill has passed. He was a dear friend to me and to my son,Matthew. We have so many fond memories of Bill, the championship softball years, the Baumfoler years and so much more. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. I am happy that my husband Bob had the chance to meet Bill too and enjoy his storytelling and his one of a kind personality. God's Blessings to the Heath Family, Donna and Bob Jackson

Krista Sprague-Miller

My sincerest condolences on your family's huge loss. What memories we all have of our '69 classmate Hector! May God grant you peace in dealing with his passing, but also joy as you celebrate his life.

Gary Clayton

Dear Sherry, I was sadened to hear of Hector's passing. I believe he is in a better place. You have my most heartfelt sympathy. May God bless and keep you and your family. Gary

Steve Martz

RIP Hector

Dianne Fogt Shadoan

I will always remember his sense of humor and his generosity. He could bring a smile to a person's face and make them laugh like no other could. I will miss him greatly.

doug floan

My sympathy goes out to the entire family.Hector will always be missed and I will always cherish the way he always made you feel welcome.His memory will always make me laugh everytime I hear those two infamous words "DAWG POUND". LOVE YOU ALWAYS MY FRIEND!

Ed Gold

To the Heath Family. What wonderful memories I have of Hector and our class of '69. I worked with him during the Copeland years. Rest assured that his pain is gone and he is in a much better place. Celebrate the years you had with him and know that he is with you always.. Ed Gold

Patricia Harris Laurenzo

My heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that with time you will find that Bill has gone nowhere. He is forever in your heart. God bless and keep, Patti Harris Laurenzo

Paula Coder

William, Muriel, Jill and family, My deepest sympathy for your loss, may God bless you and your family. Paula Coder

John and Cindy Brandewie

We wanted to offer our condolences to all the family. May God give you strength and encouragement through this difficult time. R.I.P Hector, you will be sadly missed.

Sylvia Hudson-Cloyd

Sherry, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. Whenever someone you love is gone, there is always an empty spot in our lives. I hope you are surrounded with your own family and friends that can comfort you during this time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Heath family. May God bless you and your family and keep his arms wrapped tightly around you during this difficult period in your life. Fondly, Sylvia Hudson-Cloyd (Canoga Park, California)

Polly and Danny Boone

We are thinking of you and remembering him everyday! Love to you, P and D