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Calvin "Bobby" Wyatt, | November 28th, 1937 - July 6th, 2015 77 Years

Calvin "Bobby" Wyatt, 77, Lakeland - Calvin “Bobby” Wyatt, 77 of Polk City, Florida passed away at home from lung cancer on July 6, 2015. Bobby was born November 28, 1937, in Haywood County, North Carolina to Clyde Lewis and Fannie Lee Wyatt. They later moved to Polk County in 1952. Bobby founded Wyatt Sheet Metal, Inc. in 1967, one of the first modern shops in Polk County. Later he partnered with his older son, Mike and Charles Fitzgibbons to form Wyatt-Fitzgibbons Sheet Met ... Read more

Raymond Nathan Peddycoart | December 12th, 1938 - July 3rd, 2015 76 Years

Raymond Nathan Peddycoart, 76 Lakeland: Raymond Nathan Peddycoart, 76, of Lakeland, died on July 3, 2015. He was born on December 12, 1938 in Rome, GA. Nathan was a veteran of the United States Army. He was co-owner of Peddy & Sons Radiator Service for many years and after retiring, worked for Disney for 20 years. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Nathan loved spending time with his 2 sons and his 2 grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Lyla; 2 sons Micha ... Read more

Gerald "Jerry" J. Eaton | June 27th, 1930 - July 1st, 2015 85 Years

Gerald (Jerry) J. Eaton Age 85 Passed away on July 1, 2015 Born June 27, 1930 in Derby CT., residing in Seymour CT most of his life. He was employed at AVCO Lycoming, Stratford CT. and retired to Florida in 1992. Jerry played high school and semi-pro football. After honorably serving in the U.S. Navy, he became a member of the CT Yankees of Stratford. CT. and taught junior drum corps throughout the state. Later he organized the Seymour Vanguards from 1966 through 1976. In Florida, ... Read more

M.P. “Pat” McArthur | September 26th, 1926 - June 29th, 2015 88 Years

M.P. “Pat” McArthur Milton Patrick “Pat” McArthur, 88, of Lakeland passed away peacefully on June 29. He was born in Bascom, FL and graduated from FSU with a degree in Geology. His career in the phosphate industry for over 35 years included positions at Davidson Chemical Co., W.R. Grace & Co. and culminated as VP and GM for Occidental Chemical Co. in Lake City. He and his wife of 47 years, Myra, then moved back to Lakeland and enjoyed an active life with many close friends ... Read more

Wallace Edward Potts | May 7th, 1930 - June 29th, 2015 85 Years

Wallace Edward Potts, 85 Lakeland – Wallace Edward Potts passed away June 29, 2015. He was born on May 7, 1930, in Lyndhurst, NJ. Wally, as he was known to his friends and family lived a full life. He was a supportive and selfless husband and daddy. His warmth and kindness touched all who came in contact with him. He loved life, his family and was full of compassion for others. Wally was an avid reader. He loved music- everything from “Celery Stalks at Midnight” to Neil Young to ... Read more

Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone | July 2nd, 1925 - June 26th, 2015 89 Years

Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone Lakeland: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Nonnie, Aunt, and friend, Motsy at the age of eighty-nine. She was the daughter of the late Peter R. and Frances A. Austill Sachs. Motsy was preceded in death by her loving husband of forty-two years, Nick L., her daughter, Candace Kay, her son Nick R., as well as five brothers and three sisters who include her beloved twin, Merline "Venice" Serago. She is survive ... Read more

Kelly D. Androski | March 26th, 1976 - June 25th, 2015 39 Years

Lakeland - Kelly D. Androski, a loving mother, sister, daughter and life-long resident of Lakeland, FL, died unexpectedly on June 25, 2015 at the age of 39 while traveling on Frontage Road South in Lakeland, FL. Kelly is survived by her parents Roy and Denise Ladouceur; her only child Kaylin Mckay Androski, Her brother Scott Woodard; her grandmother Woodard of Chicago IL, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins residing in FL, TN, and AL. Kelly was born in Birmingham AL on March 26, 1976 to J ... Read more

Milton J. Bassett | September 7th, 1920 - June 24th, 2015 94 Years

Milton J. Bassett, 94 Lakeland- Milton J. Bassett, 94, of Lakeland, died on June 24, 2015. He was born on September 7, 1920 in Savannah, Georgia. Milton was a veteran of the United States Army having served twenty four years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant MSG E8 Bassett served during WWII in the Philippines, and two tours in Korea, and during peace times was stationed in Germany, Hawaii, and Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Green Bassett. He is su ... Read more

Elizabeth Delight Jones | July 9th, 1924 - June 24th, 2015 90 Years

Elizabeth Delight Jones, 90 Lakeland- Elizabeth Delight Jones passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was born on July 9, 1924 to Leon and Daisy Horton of Churdan, Iowa. She graduated from Pulaski High School, Pulaski, Iowa and Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois. She taught in the rural schools of Davis County, Iowa, in the elementary school of Plover and Lester, Iowa before teaching Mathematics in Central High School, LeMars, Iowa for six years. Elizabeth became a Christian at ... Read more

Ruth Ann Smith | November 19th, 1937 - June 23rd, 2015 77 Years

Ruth Ann Smith, 77 Homemaker Lakeland-Ruth Ann Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23rd. She was born in Rosebush, Michigan to Hazel and Jacob Bechdolt. Ruth was a wonderful mother and wife who used her creativity and love to make the world a better place for many people. Her stained glass work creations hold a place of honor in many homes. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence and is survived by her daughter, Roxann K. Bonta, her sister Glenna Darley and gra ... Read more

Lee R. Closson | February 23rd, 1936 - June 21st, 2015 79 Years

Lee R. Closson, 79 LECO Automotive Auburndale- Mr. Lee R. Closson died on June 21, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospice. He was born February 23, 1936 in Altoona, PA. He worked most of his life in the automotive industry. He owned his own local business, LECO Automotive in Lakeland for nearly 30 years before retiring. Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty Alice Closson. Survivors include his son, Lee Wayne Closson, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to S ... Read more

Ronald Alan Puckett | February 19th, 1960 - June 19th, 2015 55 Years

Ronald Alan Puckett, 55 Southeast Turf Partners Lakeland – Ronald Alan “Slim” Puckett died June 19, 2015 suddenly due to cardiac arrest. He was born February 19, 1960 in Lakeland. Alan is the son of William Ronald Puckett and Edith Wood Puckett who predeceased him. He is survived by Sisters Karen Merritt (Billy) and Sheila McElwee, Nephews Brandt Merritt (Kristy), Kyle Merritt (Andrea), and James McElwee. Alan was employed by Southeast Turf Partners as a Territory Manager. ... Read more

Lori LaFleur | August 22nd, 1963 - June 18th, 2015 51 Years

Lori LaFleur, 51 Print Shop Operator Lakeland- Mrs. Lori LaFleur died on June 18, 2015 at LRMC. She was born August 22, 1963 in Lakeland, Florida. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She is predeceased by her father Lysle Twiss. Lori is survived by her husband of 31 years, Joe, 2 daughters, Jessica Chumney, Kayli LaFleur, son, Cory LaFleur, 3 grandchildren, Madison, Kinlee, Zebulon, mother, Betty Twiss, 2 brothers, Ronnie Twiss, Donnie Twiss, and 2 sisters, Kathy Gill and Judy ... Read more

Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms | August 20th, 1953 - June 17th, 2015 61 Years

Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms Lakeland - Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms, 61, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep June 17, 2015, at home. He was born August 20, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Loretta and Herman Elms. He was one of seven (7) siblings. He attended Clairton High School and Allegheny Community College in Pittsburgh, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After his discharge, he ... Read more

 
 

2013 2014 Pursuit Award

Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to receive the NFDA’s Pursuit of Excellence Award for 2013 and 2014. This award is given in honor of outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families, active community involvement through innovative outreach programs, and ongoing educational and professional development opportunities for staff.

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Welcome to Heath Funeral Chapel

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Regardless of culture or religion you are faced with making quick decisions on how to honor and celebrate the life of someone you cherished. At Heath, you’ll get answers, advice and support – every step of the way. We will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect. We can help you create a tribute that lasts.

Foster Heath, Founder

Heath Funeral Chapel is family owned, and we’ve been your neighbor in Polk County since 1959. We have earned the trust of our community by celebrating the lives of the people they have loved. It is our honor to help you prepare the unique service that best remembers and celebrates your loved one. Our own beloved family patriarch, Foster Heath, passed away on April 14, 2012, after more than five decades of serving his community. We proudly carry on his legacy.

Bill Schichtel, Caroline Heath Schichtel
and Matthew Schichtel

“There is nothing as
wonderful as loving someone,

and nothing harder than losing them. I am in this business because I believe in life and celebrating every part of it. For three generations my family has lived in and loved Polk County. Your folks are our folks, and we are proud to provide exceptional personal care and attention. We work closely with you in honoring your loved one to ensure that every detail of their well-deserved tribute is perfect.”

Foster Heath
Founder | Heath Funeral Chapel



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Calvin "Bobby" Wyatt,

November 28th, 1937 - July 6th, 2015 77 Years

Obit pic Calvin "Bobby" Wyatt, 77, Lakeland - Calvin “Bobby” Wyatt, 77 of Polk City, Florida passed away at home from lung cancer on July 6, 2015. ... Read more

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Raymond Nathan Peddycoart

December 12th, 1938 - July 3rd, 2015 76 Years

Obit pic Raymond Nathan Peddycoart, 76 Lakeland: Raymond Nathan Peddycoart, 76, of Lakeland, died on July 3, 2015. He was born on December 12, 1938 in Rom... Read more

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Gerald "Jerry" J. Eaton

June 27th, 1930 - July 1st, 2015 85 Years

Obit pic Gerald (Jerry) J. Eaton Age 85 Passed away on July 1, 2015 Born June 27, 1930 in Derby CT., residing in Seymour CT most of his life. He was emplo... Read more

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M.P. “Pat” McArthur

September 26th, 1926 - June 29th, 2015 88 Years

Obit pic M.P. “Pat” McArthur Milton Patrick “Pat” McArthur, 88, of Lakeland passed away peacefully on June 29. He was born in Bascom, FL and gr... Read more

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Wallace Edward Potts

May 7th, 1930 - June 29th, 2015 85 Years

Obit pic Wallace Edward Potts, 85 Lakeland – Wallace Edward Potts passed away June 29, 2015. He was born on May 7, 1930, in Lyndhurst, NJ. Wally, as h... Read more

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Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone

July 2nd, 1925 - June 26th, 2015 89 Years

Obit pic Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone Lakeland: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Nonnie, Aunt, and frie... Read more

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Kelly D. Androski

March 26th, 1976 - June 25th, 2015 39 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Kelly D. Androski, a loving mother, sister, daughter and life-long resident of Lakeland, FL, died unexpectedly on June 25, 2015 at the age ... Read more

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Milton J. Bassett

September 7th, 1920 - June 24th, 2015 94 Years

Obit pic Milton J. Bassett, 94 Lakeland- Milton J. Bassett, 94, of Lakeland, died on June 24, 2015. He was born on September 7, 1920 in Savannah, Georg... Read more

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Elizabeth Delight Jones

July 9th, 1924 - June 24th, 2015 90 Years

Obit pic Elizabeth Delight Jones, 90 Lakeland- Elizabeth Delight Jones passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was born on July 9, 1924 to Leon and Daisy ... Read more

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Ruth Ann Smith

November 19th, 1937 - June 23rd, 2015 77 Years

Obit pic Ruth Ann Smith, 77 Homemaker Lakeland-Ruth Ann Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23rd. She was born in Rosebush, Michigan to H... Read more

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Lee R. Closson

February 23rd, 1936 - June 21st, 2015 79 Years

Obit pic Lee R. Closson, 79 LECO Automotive Auburndale- Mr. Lee R. Closson died on June 21, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospice. He was born February 23, 1936 in... Read more

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Ronald Alan Puckett

February 19th, 1960 - June 19th, 2015 55 Years

Obit pic Ronald Alan Puckett, 55 Southeast Turf Partners Lakeland – Ronald Alan “Slim” Puckett died June 19, 2015 suddenly due to cardiac arrest. ... Read more

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Upcoming Events

Possibilties for Positive Aging

Margaret Welsh

5:30 pm
March 19, 2015

Community Relations Representive
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

Maintaining Relationships with a Loved One with a Dementia Diagnosis

Barbara Herrington, M.A., C.M.C.

5:30 pm
April 16, 2015

Gerontologist/Certified Care Manager
All About Aging LLC


Space is Limited

Why Bother? Five Wishes

Wendy Henderson

5:30 pm
May 21, 2015

Regional Director of Development, Polk/Hardee/Highland Counties
Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care


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