Dodson Dean Heflin, age 79, of rural Keyesport, passed away Monday, August 24. Funeral services for 79 year-old Dodson Dean Heflin will be Friday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m., in the Columbus Baptist Church. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call Thursday, after 6:00 p.m., at Young Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Columbus Baptist Church or the Wounded Warriors Project.
Dodson was born on September 11, 1938 in Granite City, IL to Gilbert Cornelius and Mattie Lorraine (Crockarell) Heflin. He is survived by his daughters Margaret (Stephen) Eichen of Plainview, IL and Kimberly Heinze of Troy, IL. He is also survived by two grandchildren Andrew Hartman of Keyesport, IL and Sarah Bailey of Collinsville, IL, his brother Cornelius “Sonny” Heflin of Keyesport, IL, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Willie (Tish) Blaylock, Ann Kincy, Opal Peterson and Nell Whaley, along with a brother Corbett Heflin.
He grew up in St. Louis, MO and Granite City, IL. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1959. After the service he returned to Granite City. He had worked at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis and then worked as an electrician with I.B.E.W #309 in Collinsville, IL. He moved to rural Keyesport in 1995. He was a member of The Gold Wing Touring Association, The Columbus Baptist Church, and Masonic Lodge #835, AF & AM.
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