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LeRoy Headrick, 87, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Entombment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Seward County, Kan., and married Emma Jane Wallace on Aug. 28, 1943, in Montezuma, Kan.
LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy from April 1944 until March 1946 and was honorably discharged as an aviation ordinance-man third class.
He farmed in the Plains, Meade County, Kan., area for several years and worked in the oil fields in Meade, Seward and Morton counties in Kansas and in the Oklahoma panhandle. LeRoy worked for Coastal Oil for 28 years, retiring in 1986 as a production foreman. He moved to Howard County in 1968. He loved to bowl and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was Past Master and 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #367 in Plains, Kan., was Past Patron and 50 year member of the Eastern Star #444 in Plains, Kan., and was also a life member of the Liberal Eastern Star #104. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Coahoma.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Headrick of Big Spring; four sons, Wayne Headrick and wife Barbara of North Las Vegas, Nev., Wallace Headrick of Guymon, Okla., Gary Headrick and wife Janet of Rago, Kan., and Robin Headrick and wife Lorraine of Friendswood; two daughters, Becky Rau and husband Sid of Big Spring and Melanie Ussery and husband Jimmy Sherrod of Garden City, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Headrick and wife Lela of Garden City, Kan., and Larry Headrick and wife Barbara of Wichita, Kan.; and one sister, Kay Clodfelter and husband Dannie of Meade, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gary Headrick; one granddaughter, Melissa Ussery; and one great-grandson, Andrew Dickens.
The family suggests memorials be made to Compass Hospice, 1003 E. FM 700, Big Spring, TX 79720; or to Kansas Masonic Home, 401 S. Seneca, Wichita, Kan. 67213.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com