Billie “Bill” Tensely Heath


Billie “Bill” Tensely Heath was born in Opelika, March 29, 1929. He passed away at Bill Nichols Veterans Retirement Center on Dec. 4, 2020.

Mr. Heath was a Veteran who served in the Korean War, and was stationed in Adak, Alaska. He was an active member of First Baptist Church Opelika. Mr. Heath was an avid hunter, fisherman, and Auburn fan.

Mr. Heath is preceded in death by his brother Charlie; sisters: Rubilee, and Sarah; granddaughter, Tenley Heath.

Mr. Heath is survived by his wife of 60 years Phoebe Weekly Heath; sons: Jim, Wil, and Robert Heath (Elaine); grandchildren: Kryston, Amelia, Wyatt, and Ford Heath; twin sister, Bettie Campbell, along with several nieces, and nephews, and a special thanks to Joe Higgins.

A funeral service was held at  2 p.m on.Dec. 8, 2020 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Visitation was held one hour before the service from 1 until 2 p.m.,.and burial followed the service in Rosemere Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to:

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

P.O. Box 50

Memphis, TN 38001-9929

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory directing.


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