Longtime KSN/KODE photojournalist passes away suddenly; Gary Headley, 62, worked 35 years at our stations

Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo. – Today has been a tough day here at KODE and KSN. We’ve lost a huge part of our news family. Longtime photographer Gary Headley died suddenly Sunday night. He was 62 years old. He worked here — for more than half his life. December would’ve marked 36 years.

If you knew him, or even encountered him, you were lucky. And so were we.

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  • So sad to hear this. I remember Gary quite well from my days as a photojournalist many moon’s ago. Even though I worked for a competing station, he was always so gracious, kind and respectful towards me and actually learned quite a bit from him just from talking and being around him. He even once helped me out of a bind when we were on a story together and I experienced some equipment failure. That was just the kind of guy Gary was.” – Joey Ketcham
  • Gary was one of good guys…” – Mike Moore

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