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 12, 2024
    Barbara Massie says:
    I will miss you very very much my friend, Dean. I thank you for the years we both spent at the Jamestown Marina, as well as fishing, and just chatting. We had fun being kids, teens, and adults. My visits back to the Jamestown Marina was a treasure in my heart to cherish forever. You are missed and loved. Sincerely, Ellen

  • January 12, 2024
    Barbara Massie says:
    Dean was a most generous person who would have given all of the food away at the Snack Bar if he could. I remember those early years growing up at the Jamestown Marina. The whole Heath family was always ready to step in and help anyone, whether a boater or not. The friends of Dean always knew that he would take time to talk to anyone that needed help in the fishing and boating fields. He was the expert. People will certainly have a saddened heart to see such a wonderful friend, as well as family man pass away too soon. You are loved and missed.

  • January 11, 2024
    Ralph Suggs says:
    Dean was truly a Brother in Christ that I admired. He kept the Faith all the way home to heaven.

  • January 11, 2024
    Mitzi says:
    I love you Dean. Dean is one of the funniest people you can meet. He ALWAYS put a smile on your face. Dean sincerely would help you if needed. I'm honored to have been his friend 🧡 And his daughter had her best years of her life with dad. If you know Dean then he is part of your best years!! God bless

  • January 11, 2024
    Ann Laird Garrigan says:
    I will miss you dearly Carl, one of the sweetest and caring person I know. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace.