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William Nelson Heath, Sr.

November 3, 1962 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 54)
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William “Bill” Nelson Heath, Sr., 54, of 701 W. Elizabeth Street, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.


A funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, September 28, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 208 Sampson St., Clinton,   with The Reverend T. R. Miller officiating.  Interment will be private.


Bill, born in 1962 in Sampson County, was the son of the late Cuyler Freeman Heath, Jr.,  and Mary Jane Keller Heath.  He worked with Continental Tire as a ContiLifeCycle Equipment Engineer and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Nelson Heath, Jr. and a close family friend, Christine Warren.


Survivors include; wife, Ann Heath; daughter, Christina Michelle Fortune and husband Chris of California; grandchildren, Jeremy, Zerik, and Izzabeth Fortune; step-daughters, Carol Ann Tew and Kelly Kimbro and husband Brandon; step-grandchildren, Bladen Pope and Hazelyn Kimbro; brothers, Freeman Heath III and wife Audrey, Tommy Heath and wife Linda, Bobby Heath and wife Kim, and Jimmy Heath and wife Terrie;  and sister, Mary Margaret Swain and husband Doug.


The family will receive friends from 6 P.M.-8 P.M., Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Margaret Heath Missionary Fund, at First United Methodist Church, 208 Sampson Street, Clinton, NC  28328.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC  28328.





 Service Information

September 27, 2017

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home
118 Fayetteville Street
Clinton, NC 28328

Funeral Service
September 28, 2017

1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
208 Sampson Street
Clinton, North Carolina 28328

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