Memorial services for Mr. Allard J. “Al” Heath Jr., age 61, of Tullahoma will be conducted at 7:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 at Tullahoma Funeral Home.
Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 PM until service time.
Mr. Heath died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
He leaves his wife, Debra (Robidoux) Heath of Spencer; two daughters, Melissa Rhinehart of Tullahoma, TN and Wendy Heath of Lewisburg, TN; his step-father, Harvey E. Bennett of Putnam; his brothers, Steven M. Heath of Thompson, Curt D. Heath of Putnam, Jamie J. Heath and his wife Debra of Putnam, Scott J. Bennett and his wife Misty of Putnam; his sisters, Joyce A. Cote of Putnam, Brenda J. Heath of Putnam and Heidi N. Bennett of Putnam; eight grandchildren, Zachary York, Jade Rhinehart, Jameson Rhinehart, Mackenzie Heath, Madison Heath, Jasmine Rhineheart, Jeannine Rhineheart and Jayden Black; a step-son, Tony Binici and step-daughter, Rita Ho; an uncle, Raymond Heath and his wife Lorena of Pomfret; one aunt, Lydia Castonguay of Woodstock; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, Eugene “Huey” Heath in 1974.
Al was born in Putnam on January 31, 1953, son of the late Allard J. “Red” Heath Sr., who died in 1998 and Alma E. “Elsie” (Lanaville) Bennett, who died in 1997. He lived in Putnam most of his life, also living in Lisbon, NH, Worcester, Spencer and Tullahoma, TN. He worked for many years at Central Supply in Putnam and Worcester. While in Tullahoma, Al worked at Tepro.
Al enjoyed country music. He was a self taught musician and played guitar, bass guitar and steel guitar. He was a vocalist in several local country bands, playing weddings, anniversaries and partys. He recorded several songs, including a song he wrote entitled “I Never Want To Make You Cry”.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Allard J. Heath Jr..