Paul E. Heath
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Paul E. Heath
  • March 19, 1931 - February 15, 2015
  • Englewood, Florida

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Paul E. Heath, Jr., age 83 of Englewood, Florida, died Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Englewood Health & Rehab, Englewood, FL.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery, where military honors will be bestowed by American Legion Posts 569 and 200 and VFW Post 1303. Memorials may be made to the family.

Paul was born on March 19, 1931 in Rock Island, the son of Paul E. and Delcie (Waters) Heath, Sr. He served in the Army during the Korean Era. He married Gloria Bartscher on October 26, 1957 in Davenport.

Paul worked for 30 years as an over the road truck driver, retiring in July of 1993. He also worked at the Davenport Packaging Company, and had worked construction in earlier years. He had been a member of the Rock Island Moose, the Rock Island VFW, and the American Legion in Englewood. He liked fishing and spending time with his family. He loved to travel and watch NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria, Englewood; daughters, Dianna (Terry) Kitchen, Moline, Sherry Heath, East Moline; sisters-in-law, Betty Stinson, Louisville,KY and Marion Drieier, Davenport, IA; grandchildren, Heather and Todd Kitchen, Moline; and great-grandchildren, Renee Shipp and Preston Fulton.

Mr. Heath was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Jerry Butler and Hazel Mockmore.

Condolences and memories may be shared at hodgsonfuneralhome.com.