Richard Heath, Jr.

Richard Edward Heath, Jr.

1948 - 2021

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Obituary of Richard Edward Heath, Jr.

Richard Edward Heath Jr, “Rick”, 73, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from Amyloidosis. Rick was born in Cairo, GA on March 3, 1948 to the late Richard Edward Heath Sr. and Carol Higdon Heath.

 

He graduated from Cairo High School where he was a standout athlete in basketball, shotput and discus.   He went on to Auburn University (Go War Eagle!) where he continued as an athlete, participated in the ROTC and joined the Theta Chi fraternity. He graduated with a degree in Aviation Management. On November 17, 1973, Rick married his beloved wife Paula Hinshaw Heath in Atlanta, GA. After receiving a master’s degree in Urban Life from Georgia State University, Rick began a 35 year career with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

In his leisure time, Rick enjoyed wood-working, travel and spending time with his grandkids. And during the summer, you were sure to find him with his favorite beverage, watching a Braves game.  

 

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Paula of Charlotte, NC and their two children, Maggi Heath-Campos (Fernando) of Durham, NC and Edward Heath (Sonya) of Mt Pleasant, SC. Additional survivors include grandchildren, Gabriel and Miguel Campos of Durham, NC; Weatherly and Ned Heath of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and sister Sally Heath Moniz of Tallahassee.

 

The family would like to thank his team of doctors and medical staff that helped in the diligent fight against Amyloidosis.

 

Memorials may be made in memory of Rick Heath to: Amyloidosis Support Groups at https://www.amyloidosissupport.org/donations_form.html or The Blue Ridge Foundation at https://www.brpfoundation.org/donate.

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Monday
17
May

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, May 17, 2021
Hankins & Whittington Chapel
1111 East Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
704-333-6116