Heath Lester Llewellyn Jr

Lester Llewellyn Heath Jr., CWO4 (retired) passed away May 13th, 2020 after a long battle with mesothelioma cancer. Lester was a 1957 graduate of Lamar High School and joined the U.S. Navy, retiring after 32 years with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4, his love for the Navy never left him.

Lester was preceded in death by his wives; Dorothy Morris Heath (1975) and Beverly Selman Heath (2005); parents, Lester and Bertha Beulah Heath and a sister Vesta Patrick.
He is survived by his present wife of 14 years, Beverly Brown Heath; a sister Wayna Schwartz; three daughters, Rhonda (Louis) Howell, Tamara (Mike) Cole and Dawn (Myrl) Julian all of the Lamar area; one son, Wayne Heath of Wisconsin; two stepchildren, Eric Brown of Florida and Dr. Kim Fitterling of Bridgeton, MO. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren as well as numerous other family members.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in St. James Cemetery in Milford, MO, with full military honors.

There will be no formal visitation, but family and friends are welcome to pay their respects from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Lamar VFW Post 3691 in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#11 lamar moDoug Sprouls 2020-06-17 20:56
to Lester's family, sorry for you loss, Lester worked for me in the Assessor's office for a short time and was a great employee, picked up various tasks quickly and was very dependable, and good with the public. I really enjoyed hearing him tell of all the places he traveled while in the Navy and then the various places and jobs he did when traveling with his wife's Nursing career. Had not seen him in many years but glad to have crossed paths with him.
#10 Plantation, FLJohn Steinbauer 2020-05-19 17:04
Les was a good man who I knew well from being on two SMART caravans we led. He was a wealth of information about the Navy with a great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with Beverly and the Heath family during this difficult time. The good memories of many friends and the adventure of travels on 14 SMART caravans will sustain them.
#9 Oklahoma City, OKSusie Arft Keepper 2020-05-18 14:23
My father often spoke of "Little Lester Heath". I know of the void that will be left in your heart after a parent passes away. I am very sorry....so sorry.
#8 Albuquerque NMKurt Read 2020-05-18 01:47
Mr. Heath was a great, great man. I have many happy memories of him. I remember once going fishing with him and learning how to set a trot line. He was a man of God and is now in heaven.
#7 San Antonio, TXRichard & Joan Tice 2020-05-16 21:56
We will miss Les, especially on the SMART caravans. He enjoyed seeing this beautiful country. We feel very fortunate to have Les and Beverly cross our paths in this life. He was a kind and gentle man. He was always willing to share his knowledge and spoke glowingly of his life in the United States Military.
#6 Clinton, MOLouis Diebold 2020-05-16 14:28
"Home is the Sailor, Home from the Sea and the Hunter Home from the Hill" Robert Louis Stevenson "Requiem"

Lester was a good friend for many years, and he will be missed.

Louie and Marsha Diebold
#5 Hampstead, NCBeth Biddison 2020-05-16 11:46
I have so many memories of my Uncle Lester, and all of them are good. He was full of love and laughter. He will be so missed by us but so many on the other side are welcoming him home.
#4 Rockdale, TexasBuddy Fite 2020-05-16 02:42
I can remember when I was a boy Lester and I would go coon hunting and fishing. When I was at Grandma s. I would get tired and he would carry me on his shoulders. He was a great Uncle and a good friend, I will greatly miss him.
Rest in peace.
#3 K.C. Mo.Sandy Sinclair 2020-05-15 14:37
From my family to yours... My thoughts and prayers to all of you! You were blessed with a loving, kind, patriotic, God fearing patriarch of the family! He will be truly missed, but has left behind a legacy for generations to come. Knowing your family all the little ones will know all the stories❣️!Love you all
#2 Belton, MOJennifer VanAlstine 2020-05-15 14:17
Grieving for the loss of an wonderful man. Honoring his service to our country. I’m proud to call him Uncle. I’m sure there is much rejoicing in heaven while his loss is felt here on earth.

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