William Curt Heath

February 9, 1957April 11, 2018

William “Curt” Heath, 61, of Raleigh, died on April 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Martha Heath.

Curt loved NCSU and UNC basketball, country and gospel music, visiting the beach, reading, talking about current events, animals, children, and being an uncle. A graduate of Sanderson High School, he lived independently and worked at Piccadilly Cafeteria and Fat Daddy’s. Towards the end of his life, Curt lived at PruittHealth of Durham. The family is profoundly grateful to the PruittHealth and Hospice staff, who loved and cared for Curt.

Curt is survived by his sister, Sue Johnson and her husband, Frankford; niece, Sarah Heath Johnson; and nephews, Matthew F. Johnson, and his wife Tylee; David M Johnson, and his wife, Christi; and Samuel J. Johnson, and his wife, Elizabeth.

A visitation will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pruitt Cares Foundation, 3100 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 16, 2018

William Curt Heath

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Sue Johnson

April 12, 2018

Curt was a loving big brother; whenever he saw me, his eyes lighted up and he gave me the biggest smile and hug! As a child, Curt loved to ride his bike around the circle on Kilkenny Place, help my dad with chores in the yard, and go on trips to the beach or mountains. He was a proud graduate of Sanderson High School and a fan of NCSU and UNC basketball.

Despite having Downs Syndrome, Curt lived independently and enjoyed working as a busboy at Piccadilly Cafeteria and Fat Daddy's, where he had many friends among the staff and regular customers.

At the end of his life, Curt received loving care from the staff at PruittHealth and PruittHealth Hospice on Erwin Road in Durham. The family expresses our deepest appreciation for the kindness and compassion of the staff at PruittHealth.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Curt's name to the PruittHealth Foundation ("PruittCares"), which provides hospice care and camps for children who have lost loved ones.