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Charles Roy “Bill” Headington
FlagCharles Roy “Bill” Headington, 85 of Richwood, died Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at the Marion Manor Nursing Home.  He was born February 27, 1929 on the Headington Farm in Byhalia to the late Charles and Omah (Tallman) Headington.

On August 30, 1969 he married the former Rita Lou Rubeck and she survives.

He attended the Richwood Church of Christ and was a 1947 graduate of Byhalia High School.  He worked as a self-employed brick and stone mason, carpenter, woodcraftsman and gun maker.

A veteran of the U. S. Army Signal Corps, he served in Korea during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952, achieving the rank of Corporal.  Bill was a life member of VFW Post 870 in Richwood.  He was proud to have killed a mountain goat in 1961 in Seward, Alaska, which is listed in the Boone and Crockett Club Records of North America.

Bill and Rita traveled in Europe and the Orient, visiting 26 countries and pursuing their interests in history and architecture.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Velda “Peggy” Allison Stanford, Rio Rancho, New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ross Headington, four sisters, Raola Floyd, Catherine Allen Bush, Betty Shawd and Lois Schafer.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Richwood Church of Christ, 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood, OH  43344 from 9:30 to 11:30, where a Celebration of Life will take place at 11:30 AM.  Personal friend, Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will follow in the Byhalia Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.

Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

Rita requests memorial contributions to be made to North Union Athletic Boosters for NUHS softball, 401 N. Franklin Street, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: sue allen
Daytona Beach, FL
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM

So sad to hear of Uncle Bill's passing  but he is at peace and no longer suffering.  He is central to so many childhood memories, and he is in my prayers.  Wishing comfort to all who mourn his passing.  Suzy

#2 from: Lynne Ledley
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Rita, so sorry to see that Bill passed away.  As difficult as it is to lose a loved one, I know that he is no longer suffering with health issues.  My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

#3 from: Fritz & Arlene Blue
154 Ss.Franklin St. Richwood,Oh 43344
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:36 PM


So sorry to see Bill has passed. I knew he had health problems and it's not easy to see them go so slowly when you care so much for them.

You have stock piled a vast amount of memories,draw from them. God will sustain you. Wi      Him all things are possible. Peace in your heart Rita.


#4 from: Marke & Denise Lyon
1459 Eagle Links Dr. Marion, Ohio
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Dear Rita,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
God Bless - Marke & Denise Lyon

#5 from: Valerie Parker
Cleveland, TN
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:02 PM

So sorry for your loss. I will always hold you both near and dear to my heart.

#6 from: Debbie Martin James
La Rue
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Rita, I am so sorry to hear about Bill. i will keep you in my prayers.

       Debbie Martin James

#7 from: Karen Elaine Landon
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:23 PM

  May you find comfort in the many special memories of the one you loved so much.
With deepest sympathy.

#8 from: Marilyn Coleman
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Rita, it is hard to let go of someone that you love.  But, sometimes, it is the best for them.  I hope that you know how much you are loved by the folks at church and in Richwood.  Much love Marilyn

#9 from: Sue Cramer Clem
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Rita, sorry to hear about Bill. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue

#10 from: j sloop
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM

sorry about your loss rita

#11 from: Jim and Sandra Christy
Piqua, OH
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Rita-- Although words offer small comfort, we wish to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of Bill.  You did a fantastic job at the alumna and I'm sure your thoughts were with your husband.  Our thoughts and sincere sympathy.
Jim and Sandra Christy
Mary Florence Blue

#12 from: Doris Willis
Claiborne, Ohio
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 4:49 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss

#13 from: The Hamilton Family
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 5:33 PM

So sorry to hear about Bill. Thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
Walt, Allison & Sam

#14 from: Beth and Steve Long
Marion, OH
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Our sincere sympathy to you.

#15 from: bill Nibert
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Rita ,So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. You are in our thought and prayers.  
         Bill and Johna Nibert

#16 from: Beth Parish
Richwood Ohio
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Rita, so sorry to hear of Bill's death.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#17 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Mt Victory
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Rita sorry to hear of Bill's passing he is now in good hands with the lord

#18 from: Rex Allison
Bend, Oregon
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Bill, thank you for your service to the nation.  Condolences to Rita.  I still have the picture of Bill and I fishing up the road from the farm in about 1967.  He told me that 12" carp was the biggest fish he had ever seen in that creek :) That and shooting hawks out of the back of Ross's car would be my fondest memories of "uncle bill".

#19 from: JJ Appelfeller
Fort Worth, Texas
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Rita, Sorry for your loss not only your loss but anyone who met him. You are in our prayers.

Lisa & JJ

#20 from: Suzanne Patterson
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:50 PM

When there are no words... know that the silences are carrying the thoughts and prayers of all who love you.

#21 from: Ned & Terry Bumgarner
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 4:07 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.      Ned & Terry Bumgarner

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#23 from: The Thompson's
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Rita, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.
Eric, Raquel, Sam and Sabrina.

#24 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Rita,Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

#25 from: Peggy & Ernie Jamison
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Rita, You have our deepest sympathy!

#26 from: gary mannasmith
creston, ohio
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Rita, so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you comfort in the days ahead.

#27 from: LARRY L. DAVIS
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM


#28 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
Tavares, Fl.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Our love and prayers are with you Rita.  God bless-       Gary and Susie

#29 from: Tom Ackerman
Wilmington, Ohio
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing and enjoyed knowing him and seeing both of you at the Flea Market near Wilmington on several occasions.  Your friend, Tom

#30 from: sondra sheares crosswhite
orange park, fl
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I never met you but I have been a friend of the family all my life, my mother was a good friend of Katie (Rubie Sheares).
I was in Peggy's wedding and I ask Bill to take me to my junior prom and he accepted.
He was a good guy and he will be missed.

#31 from: Gina Greig
O Fallon, MO
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM

To the family of Bill Headington,
We are soo sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you !
Myron and Mary Carey
& family

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