Edwin Daniel Heath Sr., 90, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. Born in Clover on Nov. 5, 1929, “Pop” was married to Virginia Young in 1950 until her death in 1996.
In 1951, they moved to Hampton where he was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding for 40 years. He returned to his childhood home in Clover for his retirement years. In 2000, he married Bonnie Young who joined his life in the country. Pop had a life-long passion for music, cars and collecting antique memorabilia.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his sister, Minnie Lee Lindsey; his children, Danny, Michele, Michael (Stephanie) Heath and Ann Beckner; his step-children, Jimmy Young, Tina (Wayne) Clark and Susan (Michael) Farmer; his grandchildren, Danny III (Jennifer), Michael (Lauren), Kaitlyn, Zachary, Hannah, Samuel Heath, Melissa (Eric) Messier, Ann (Bobby) England, Virginia (Kevin) Blevins, Gina (Mike) Williams and Dee Dee Beckner; and many great and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucas and Birdie Heath; wife Virginia; brothers Harvey and Garland Heath; sister Florence Copal; and grandson J.R. Beckner.
A graveside service will be held at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Well-wishers may pay their respects at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, from 3-5 p.m.
Regretfully, due to COVID-19 concerns, the family will not be present to welcome visitors.