Joe L. Heath, 56, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Lane County Hospital in Dighton.
He was born on June 28, 1963, at Garden City the son of Charles Francis & Wilma Jean (Edsall) Heath. He married Trudy L. Weed on August 29, 1992, at Dighton.
Joe was in the last class at Alamota Grade School and graduated from Dighton High School in 1981. He attended Colby Community College and came back to Dighton to farm with his family and Ernest Dean Kuehn. He later worked for Kansas Department Of Transportation and Lane County Road Department. His main work interest was being a truck driver for both Heath Farms and Wick Grain. He was a member of St Theresa Catholic Church and Knights Of Columbus both of Dighton. He enjoyed golfing and being with his Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents and Sister- Chris Heath.
He is survived by his Wife- Trudy L. Heath, 4 Step-Children- Angela Davis of Chandler, Arizona, James Davis of Benson, Minnesota, Johnathan Davis and Jacob Davis both of Norton, 2 Brothers- Steve Heath and Brian Heath both of Dighton, 4 Sisters- Susan Smeltzer and Betty Haas both of Augusta, Carolyn Dutoit and Marilyn James both of Dighton and 3 Grandchildren- Gracie Davis, Avery Davis & Adam Davis.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday at St Theresa Catholic Church with Rev Warren Stecklein officiating. Burial will be in Dighton Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St Catherine Hospice or Lane County Library in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com