Gerald Lee Headley, 71, Iola, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Guest Home Estates in Iola.
Gerald was born in Humboldt on Oct. 23, 1941, the son of Walter and Ruby (Wilson) Headley. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1960 and then served four years in the U.S. Army. Gerald worked for Lone Star Steel in Fort Collins, Colo., and Long View, Texas, until returning to Humboldt to help with the care of his father. Gerald was a member of First Baptist Church, Humboldt.
He is survived by two sons, Eric and Cameron Headley; his nephew and niece caretakers, Rodney Beaman, Humboldt, and Theresa Newsom, Joplin, Mo.; four siblings, Raymond Headley, El Reno, Okla., Rosalee Larson, Humboldt, Zella Falk, Monett, Mo., Bonnie Umbarger, Chanute; sister-in-law, Charlene Headley, Humboldt; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Geneva Headley and Pauline Beaman and one brother, Ervin Headley.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
Visitation will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Humboldt.
Memorials may be made to the Team GML Ministries (a youth ministry) and may be left with Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
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