Samuel Head

BENTON -- Samuel Franklin "Frank" Head, 93, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 2013, at home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Karl Barnfield officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, near Thompsonville, with military rites conducted by Benton American Legion and VFW posts and National Guard Honor Squad. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Head was a U.S. Army veteran, who served in the Signal Corps, and a life member of Benton VFW. He also was a member of Benton American Legion and Akin Masonic Lodge of Thompsonville.

He was born May 5, 1920, in Whitesville, Ky., the son of Walter and Minnie (Bullington) Head. He married Ruth Sullivan on Oct. 12, 1949, in Carmi.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Head of Benton; four children, Jim Head and wife, Toni, of Benton, Jodene Head of Bloomington, Wayne Head and wife, Martha, of Harrisburg and Linda Fred and husband, Michael, of Urbana; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shirley Threewitt; son, Larry Head; twin daughters, Rosalyn and Carolyn; four brothers; and two sisters.

Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Oct. 15, 2013