Virgil Heath Sr. passed peacefully at home on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. He was born in Alabama. He brought his family out west in the early 1960s because he did not believe in the prejudice that was going on in the south at that time, and he did not want to raise his family in that environment.
Virgil was a fun-loving man, loved a good joke and tried to help everyone he possibly could. He was a hard-working man, eventually getting into the gaming industry. He loved poker so he went to Las Vegas, dealt in the world series of poker at Binion's a couple of times. He became poker room manager at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas for a few years. Then he came to Laughlin and loved the river. He worked at the old Nevada Club and at the Riverside in the poker rooms.
He will truly be missed, but not forgotten by his family and friends. May he have everlasting peace!
Papa - I love you. Everyday I will think of you with a smile on my face. You taught me everything I know; I am you. Your job here on earth is done and your family is proud. May your spirit be free of pain and responsibility. May you feel peace and love in our Father's arms in heaven! Remember us and protect us as you always have. All my love, Clyde.