Terence Dean Heath Sr. of Warsaw, North Carolina, passed away on June 12, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.
Born on October 31, 1960, in Kinston, NC, he was part of a large and ever-growing family. He was the son of Hugh Heath and Doris Boney, and later the stepson of Charles Boney. He was brother to Timmy and Tommy Heath, Johunta Klasson, Jon and Mike Boney, Liz Roddenberry and Kim Maready.
Terry was married for 38 years to the long-time love-of-his-life Donna (Anderson) Heath, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He will also be missed by his children, Terence Dean Heath Jr. and Carolyn Heath of Wilmington, NC, and Lora and Greg Moore of Cincinnati, OH. Terry was a loving Grandaddy to Tommy, Joey, Joshua and Matthew Moore, and Avalyn Heath. He was loved by his whole family, and will be missed by everyone who met him!!!
During his life Terry had many jobs, but one career that he truly loved. As a railroad conductor, he found a job that was more like a hobby. His first words as a baby were "choo choo!" and he loved trains his entire life. Even in the end, Terry was still on a quest for the silver lining - without saying a word, you could tell that his attitude remained “I think I can, I think I can!”
A service celebrating Terry's life will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 2:00 PM at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home in Wallace, NC followed by visitation.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National MS Society at
You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by selecting our "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wallace, NC. 910-285-4005.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home (Wallace)
Saturday June 16th, 2018
612 S. Norwood St.
Wallace, NC 28466
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I'm so sorry for loss. He was such a joy. I will keep you in my prayers.
Submitted by Sunshine Neely on Jul 31 2018 09:27:01 PM
Today was a very hard day. I miss you so much. I will see you again in Heaven
Submitted by Donna Heath on Jul 21 2018 07:56:33 PM
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Mr. and Mrs. Tilma Kelly and family lit a candle on Jun 20 2018 04:07:57 PM
We were very sadden to hear that our dear friend, Terry had passed away. Just read it in the paper today(6-21) We are praying for Donna and the entire family. May God keep you in His care. "WE LOVE YOU"
Submitted by MR. AND MRS. TILMA KELLY & FAMILY on Jun 20 2018 04:07:19 PM
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Regina Frederick lit a candle on Jun 18 2018 12:22:25 PM
RIp Mr Heath! You were such nice guy! My condolences to his wife and family!
Submitted by Regina Frederick on Jun 18 2018 12:21:25 PM
I would like to thank each of you for sharing your memories of my Husband. Thank you for your prayers. Terry will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Submitted by Donna Anderson-Heath on Jun 17 2018 06:02:23 PM
Dean and Carolyn our heart goes out to you. We did not get to know your dad, but if he was anything like you and your daughter he was a special man. Please feel peace tonight knowing he is in a better place looking down on his kids and grandchildren. He will always be with you.
Gail and Marty
Submitted by Gail and Marty Longbottom on Jun 16 2018 11:40:13 PM
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