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November 14, 1970 ... Remembered

Memorial of the 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash

Emmett Heath photo


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 his familty to Huntington in 1960 and quickly became an avid Marshall supporter along with his wife, Elaine, who also perished in the crash. "Happy" was the WV state representative for the Jantzen Clothing Company as well as being the Secretary/Treasurer of the local Midas Muffler Shop. At the age of 42, he left behind his beloved four children: Jeff (19), Holly (15), Kevin (11) and Kathy (18) along with her newborn daughter Shannon (3 weeks old).

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