Mark Robert Heath age 65, of Portland, Badge 714 passed away Tuesday evening September 17, 2019 in Muncie at I U Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born July 10, 1954, the son of Robert and Eileen (Hunsburger) Heath. He was married May 16, 1998 to Stephanie Whiles who survives. He retired in 2010 from the Portland Police Department after 30 years. He had served as Assistant Police Chief, member of the Drug Task Force and Firearms Instructor. He was a 1973 Portland High School graduate and 1977 Vincennes University graduate. He was a member of F.O.P., Asbury United Methodist Church and Portland Elks Lodge. He was an owner and breeder of several harness race horses and was active in shooting sports, hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife Stephanie, one son Spencer Baker of Pittsburgh, PA., two daughters Shalee Myron (husband John) of Pennville and Abigale Heath of Portland, two brothers David Heath (wife Tracy) of Portland and Brad Heath (wife Tari) of Lebanon, Ohio, Two grandchildren Collin and Alyse Myron, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday September 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Allison Yankey presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the church. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.