Melvin Heath, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was born February 13, 1933 in Big Fork, Arkansas to the late Nick Heath and the late Maudie Marie Roach Heath. He was united in marriage to Nancy Seel.
Mr. Heath was an equipment operator for the Highway Department. He was a member of the Mt. View Methodist Church. He loved spending time outdoors, gardening, fishing and just enjoying nature. Melvin was a gentle, calm man that was slow to anger until you messed with any of his grandchildren. He was a loving and caring family man that will be dearly missed.
Survivors are his Wife, Nancy Heath of Mena, Arkansas; Son, Steven Mel Health and wife Gayla of Roanoke, Texas; Daughter, Teresa Heath Parks and husband Mike of Mena, Arkansas; Grandchildren, Cassandra Parks of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Tyler Heath of Mansfield, Texas, Bryar Heath Parks of Mena, Arkansas and Great-Grandson, Tyler Payton Heath of Waco, Texas; Brother, Donald Heath of Big Fork, Arkansas; Nephews, Ken Branstetter of Houston, Texas and Matthew Heath of Waskom, Texas; Nieces, Susan Young of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Amanda Andrews of El Dorado, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Maudie Heath and his sister Winnie Louise Branstetter.
Memorial service will be Saturday, August 03, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Methodist Church with Brother Brian Richardson officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.