John Robert Headley was born on Sept. 29, 1931 to Hurshel and Helen (Taylor) Headley in Linton, Ind. He then joined the United States Air Force in 1953.
He married Dorothy Faye Uthe on Nov. 20, 1955 at Presho, S.D. where they farmed for 29 years. He moved to Rapid City where John was manager for Rodchester Armored Car Service
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, member of Rapid City Masonic Lodge 25, and on the board of Eastern Star Home in Redfield, S.D.,
Survivors include one son: Randy (Bernadine) Headley of Kennebec; two daughters: Joanne (Jerry Wingert) Headley of Pukwana and Helen (Wade) Smook of Brandon; four grandchildren: Aaron, Amanda, Jessica, and Nicholas; one great-grandson: Omari; and one brother: Raymond (Kyle) Headley of Terre Haute, Ind.
John was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2009 and his parents.
Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Military Honors
Memorials may be directed to the Eastern Star Home, 126 West 12th Avenue, Redfield, S.D. 57469.