Kimberly Tad Heath

December 23, 1959April 14, 2020

Kimberly Tad Heath, 60, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 14 with his family by his side. Tad was born in Snow Hill, NC on December 23, 1959. He spent his early years in Elm City until his family moved to Wilson. Graduating from Ralph L. Fike High School in 1979, Tad played football, and served as President of both the Senior Class and the Key Club.

He received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill in 1985 where he was an active member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. After college Tad moved to Raleigh where he lived for 32 years. He coached Raleigh Youth Little League football and was a longtime member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church. Tad enjoyed the Y Guides program with his daughter Chandler, and loved attending Carolina football games. He was always generous with his time and doing for others brought him great joy. Examples of his outreach included taking underserved children under his wing and adopting families at Christmastime.

While living in Raleigh Tad sold commercial real estate and later was owner/operator of a small paving company. Tad’s real interest, environmental solutions, began in 2000 at Jackson-Hale Environmental. Since joining CECO Environmental in 2005, he held several positions including Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Most recently, Tad served as Manager of Product Training. He loved his work and the people he worked with, dedicating so much energy and enthusiasm to each position. He is remembered by his colleagues for his encouragement and support, his technical knowledge and teaching skills, and most of all, his friendship. Tad took a personal interest in his colleagues, always helping them advance their careers. He considered so many of them to be family.

Tad lived life to the fullest. He is remembered and respected by so many, far and wide, for his faith, his zest for life and extraordinary positive attitude.

In 2017, Tad and his wife Barbara moved to Newport, NC, restoring a house where they, along with their families would enjoy boating, fishing, and watching sunsets over Bogue Sound. Tad was a gracious host but was known to assign yard duties to visitors to his little slice of heaven. He was a member of Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church and loved his time with the men of the church.

Tad is survived by his wife Barbara (Wray) of Newport, NC, daughter Chandler Heath of Raleigh, nephew Stillman Heath of Wilson, step-daughter Anna Chapin Tamarri of Florence, SC, and step-son Will Tamarri of Raleigh. He also leaves behind his brothers, Joe Heath (Vickie) of Kenly, NC, Buddy Heath (Mary Jo) and Tim Heath of Hampstead, NC, and many special cousins, nephews, aunts, uncles, and lifetime friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Earl Heath and Mavis Skinner Heath, and his brothers, Dalton Heath and Donnie Heath.

A memorial service to celebrate Tad’s life will take place at a time when everyone is able to safely gather again.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in his memory to: Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church, 100 Yaupon Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 28584.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street Raleigh, NC.


  • Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church


  • A celebration of Tad's life will be held at a date to be determined


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Connie Manning

April 27, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Tad. I worked with him for many years at CECO and he always had a positive attitude. May Jesus bring you peace and comfort during this time.

Suzanne Ready

April 22, 2020

I wish Tad's family peace & comfort. I met Tad in July 2017 & he was a gracious & fun loving host & person. He had married my good friend Barbara & he made her so happy! They had a wonderful & very special marriage. my deepest & heartfelt sympathy, Suzanne Pomeroy Ready

Randy Edwarda

April 17, 2020

I Love you my friend. I will miss you. As you always said, time does not change bonds. See ya when I see ya

Shirley Barron

April 17, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tad. I remember him at Elm City High to be a very nice person. His brother Tim is my classmate of the class of 1977. May peace be with the family.

Hilliary Jeffries

April 17, 2020

I loved Tad. We were colleagues at CECO. We got especially close when he was battling cancer. We laughed, cried, and prayed together. His faith, love for his daughter and zest for life was always on full display even in the midst of his illness . He was a positive life force that brought joy and laughter to those around him. He was a fighter and advocate for the little guy and mentored many young professionals. My friend is with our Father in heaven. This I know for sure.

Bill Frank

April 17, 2020

I had the pleasure to work and travel with Tad many times. He had the unique gift of being able to quickly make a connection with those around him. I remember walking into a restaurant in Pittsburgh, and as we walked to our table, Tad stopped to talk with several other guests who he had never met. Tad was a gentlemen who will be missed.

Gail Hailey-Chambers

April 16, 2020

Attended Elm City school with Tadpole ... he was always a very polite , friendly young man.... Lov and Prayers to all Family and Friends💕🙏

Matt Hoppe

April 16, 2020

Tad a was a good man, who put god, family and friends first in every aspect of his life. I had the pleasure of working very closely with Tad at CECO, where Tad took me under his wing and was a key contributor in my personal and professional development. Tad was one of the most positive and enthusiastic people I have ever met. Stephanie and I still reminisce of the time that Barb and Tad showed us around the Chapel Hill area and took us to his favorite hole in the wall bar! Barb - our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

Steph and Matt

Kimberly Owens Best

April 16, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and classmates of Tadpole. He was an awesome person and athlete. I know he will be missed by everyone but especially his family. Til we all meet again on the other side. R.I.P. my friend.

Rita Bland

April 16, 2020

Tadpole was a true southern gentleman! I knew Tadpole growing up with his family while living on Hwy 58. It was a large family of boys with a very special mom who loved her boys deeply and unconditionally. I find comfort knowing he is back with his mom and dad as well as his two brothers. Tadpole was always a leader in sports, school and socially, he always was up for a conversation and brightened any room. He loved his family and friends, we were blessed to have had the opportunity to reconnect at our class reunion this past September. We all have lost a friend. To his family, find comfort in the many memories you shared and the lessons he taught you to carry on his spirit. Tadpole, May you RIP my friend. ❤️