Carl “Dean” Heath

January 10, 2024

Carl “Dean” Heath, a beloved father, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on January 10, 2024. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, cherished memories, and a deep love for his family. Born to Wanda Lee Heath and Clarence Edward Heath, Dean grew into a remarkable individual who touched the lives of those around him.

After graduating from James Blair High School, Dean embarked on a fulfilling career as a self-employed marine mechanic. His expertise and dedication made him a trusted figure in his field, and he took great pride in the work he accomplished.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dean was a man of many passions. He found solace and joy in the great outdoors, often spending his free time fishing, camping, and hunting. The melodies of music brought him comfort, and he delighted in sharing his favorite tunes with loved ones. Dean had a talent for outdoor cooking, bringing friends and family together over delicious meals. His infectious laughter and knack for telling jokes warmed the hearts of all who knew him.

Dean will be deeply missed by his daughter, Jacquelyn Heath; sister of Jacquelyn, Katlyn Brumfield; mother of Jacquelyn, Frankie Brumfield; daughter-in-law, Michelle Gonsalves; siblings: Larry (Ann) Heath and Evelyn (Gary) Griffith; his nieces and nephews: Gary Griffith, Clint Griffith, Shelly Breitbeil, and Kris Heath.

Services to honor and celebrate Dean’s life will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A graveside ceremony will follow on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 11:00 AM, at Williamsburg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dean’s name to Rescue Evangelical Friends Church.


Visiting Hours

Bucktrout Funeral Home
  • Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • January 18, 2024
    Lanny & Butch Freeland says:
    Larry & Evelyn & family. We are so sorry to hear about the death of Dean. I’m sorry we won’t make it to the funeral home tonight. With my MS I try not getting around a lot of because it’s an autoimmune disease & I can catch anything easily. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Love you

  • January 17, 2024
    Howard Anby says:
    I worked with Dean for many years. He was dedicated and worked hard. He really did have a great sense of humor. I should know. I'm pretty sure that I was the butt of most of his jokes. Godspeed my friend.

  • January 14, 2024
    EJ Herzog says:
    Our loss is Heavens gain. Although Dean’s body was weakened by cancer, he was strengthened by his faith in Christ. May his family and friends be comforted as they mourn, relived that he no longer suffers, and encouraged that he is home with the Lord.

  • January 12, 2024
    Jim Hudson says:
    Thank you, Dean, for the many times we sang and played God's praises together. Your dobro playing added a unique quality to the songs in the early days of the James River Baptist Church praise team as well as other special events. Glad we have some of your music saved on CD. We will miss you, my friend.

  • January 12, 2024
    Evelyn. Your favorite sister. Your onlyySister and Gary says:
    I will miss my younger brother we sure spent a lot of time together. I’ll miss his since of humor even sick , he still had a smile , on his face , I would call him because I missed seeing him ., just to hear his voice , then if he got tired he’d call me back or I would wait A while so he could get the rest he needed so much I will miss him every day , when he passed part of me went with him , he was worried about my health and Larry’s too. Told him I was fine . He needed to think about himself . It’s going to be hard not having him here with us But I also know he is up in heaven , now with our mom and Dad. , aunt Betty , nannie and Pawpaw stout and all our loved ones who have gone before and one day I know without a doubt I will join them . My family kids grandkids all loved you so much. And we do too , knowing you’re not in Kai. Anymore . Will help me keep going It will be hard. At first and Fira while nothing willf fill the empty space you left behind love you so much we went through so much all those years ? I have the best memories a Sister could ever have .Rest in peace with no more pain