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Emmett Oakes Heath, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1928
Death: Nov. 14, 1970
Wayne County
West Virginia, USA

Emmett O. Heath, the son of Emmett O. and Arbutus Payne Heath, was born in 1928 in Oak Hill, West Virginia. He received his B.A. from the Citadel College and his M.S. from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to Huntington in 1960. He was the secretary/treasurer of the local Midas Muffler Shop, as well as the sales representative of the Jantzen Sport Clothing Company. He was an avid Marshall supporter. He and his wife Lois, who also perished, were members of the Big Green. He was 42 when he died.

On a rainy hill side in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of 75 people were lost in the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history. Among the losses were nearly the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, flight crew, numerous fans, and supporters. The event marked a boundary by which an entire community would forever measure time... before or after "The Crash". This site is a memorial to the lives that were lost on that evening; to honor those men and women who made a mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation. 
 
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  Elaine Lois Keyser Heath (1927 - 1970)*
 
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Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Huntington
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 29, 2006
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Emmett Oakes Heath, Jr
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