Wilton Alexander Heath
November 24, 1969 – February 1, 2020
Wilton Alexander “Bill” “Alex” Heath, age 50, of Venice, California, passed away on February 1, 2020. He was born in St. Charles, Missouri on November 24, 1969. Bill attended the New Mexico Military Institute, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences from Texas State University. He was also proud of the paratrooper wings he obtained while serving in the Army earlier in life. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, where his son, Peyton, was christened. Bill was a talented guitar player and had a passion for music, performing several times across Texas and California. His most prized role, however, was being a father to his son, Peyton. He had a big heart filled with good intentions and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his son, Peyton Mitchell Heath; parents, Don and Peggy Heath; and his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Christa Heath of Round Rock, Texas. He is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Bob and Molly Heath of Overton, Texas and three nieces, Kendall Heath, Alexis Heath, and Ashley Winterbottom.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Covenant Presbyterian Church of Austin or your local ASPCA.
- Covenant Presbyterian Church of Austin
- Your Local ASPCA
- Memorial Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020
- Reception Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wilton Alexander Heath
February 13, 2020
I knew Alex through Street Youth Ministry--a homeless young adult ministry I founded. He volunteered there and even became a donor. He always intended to volunteer more but didn't. I think it was hard for him. Instead he carried his guitar to our church, Covenant Presbyterian, and played for younger children regularly. Peace to that! I'm so glad he found his place there.
I was put in touch with Alex in May 2018 by a mutual friend who told me he was dying. I called him and sure enough he told me about the developments in his life. He told me he was in California to learn to surf. After a while, Alex lost his voice so we couldn't talk but we continued to text every week. I would tell him on Sunday during worship (much to the likely aggravation of my pastor) about what we were singing and studying. He would tell me what he was seeing. He never complained. He wasn't sad. He always felt God's provision. He told me about swimming, surfing, and always feeling his Holy Father's presence with him. This went on for many, many months until his phone went silent. I began to watch for an obituary notice and it came.
I don't know and never need to know the circumstances of Alex's death. I know who he talked about (God and family). I don't know everything Alex did in his life, good or bad. I know only some of the good relationships he made along the way. And if I should ever be so lucky, I'd be happy to tell Peyton about his dad one day.
God bless, Alex. We will miss you!
February 12, 2020
Thanks for the simple memories. I go back in my mind to fishing, dove hunting, sitting on the tailgate of a truck just talking about life, cooking bar-b-que, playing chickenfoot and board games, playing guitar on the back porch, dinners together, watching Dallas Cowboys games, laughing, cutting up, hanging out and just enjoying the simple things in life my friend.
Ron and Mary Hauser
February 6, 2020
Don, Peg, and family, so sorry to hear of Alex's passing. We so
fondly remember the sweet, kind little Alex when we were such
close family friends. Heartfelt sympathy and love to you.
February 6, 2020
Alex had a sweet heart as big as Texas!!❤️😢❤️
Sending love, hugs, and prayers to Peggy, Don and family. ❤️🙏❤️
Fred and Claudia Jackson