Gordon Lee Headley, age 83, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 8:20 p.m. in Westside Rehabilitation and Care Center, West Frankfort, Illinois.
Gordon was born on July 11, 1936 in Carbondale, Illinois, a son to Jay Bennett and Josephine (Green) Headley. He married Dorothy Sue Bentley in 1956 and she preceded him in death in 1987. He later married Ruth Elinor Jones on September 2, 1988 in Madison County, Kentucky, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2018. Gordon was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and worked for the United States Postal Service serving as the Postmaster in Herrin. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Herrin where he had served as a deacon and was also a member of the William County Shrine Club.
Survivors include his step-daughter, Anne (Bill) Tottleben of Marion, Illinois; two beloved granddaughters, Tabitha (Trevor) Ferguson and Paula Murphy; other grandchildren including, Christy (Brandon) Law, Jackie (Jeremy) Martin, Ronnell Headley, Rodger Headley, Sarah, Holly and Megan; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Dorothy Sue (Bentley) Headley and Ruth Elinor (Jones) Headley; one son, Allen Headley; and one brother, Rodney Headley.
Per his family’s wishes, private services are being held for Gordon. Inurnment will be in Herrin City Cemetery.
For the last eleven years of his life, Gordon lived with Alzheimer’s Disease, being diagnosed in 2009. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.