Arthur Stacey Headley

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Doctor Arthur Stacey Headley, aged 54 years, died suddenly on April 10, 2016, in Bolivar, Tenn.

He was born in Hueytown, Alabama in 1961 and attended Mountain Brook High School. Doctor Headley then went on and attended Birmingham-Southern College, class of 1983 – Cum Laude, and medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, class of 1987.



He is survived by his wife, Carol Motes Headley, son, Arthur Miles Headley, daughter, Shelby Guy Headley, mother, Betty Guy Headley Latta, sister, Leigh Latta Cound, her husband Doctor Doug Cound and their children, John Douglas and Virginia Cound, cousins, Mary Krause, her husband Glen Krause and their daughter Kelsey Krause, and Cindy Mendenhall, her husband Gale Mendenhall and their children Hunter Mendenhall and Marcy Mendenhall Boren aunts: Dixie Roland, and Fay Burnette.

Preceded in death by his father, Horace Headley and step-father, Bill Latta.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Alabama, Doctor Headley moved to Memphis, Tennessee and began his prestigious medical career at the University of Tennessee campus.

From 1990 to 1991 he served as the chief medical resident, then he completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care, also serving as chief fellow. After completing his specialization, he accepted a position on staff as a pulmonary critical care physician.

He received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, including but not limited to: UpJohn Achievement Award for Excellence in Medicine (1990-1991), Department of Medicine Teaching Award (1998-1999), and America’s Top Physician Award (2011,2012, and 2013).

His colleagues describe his work ethic, intellect, and continual discernment to help others as a model to follow now and for years to come.

Dr. Headley was involved in the Boy Scouts all his life achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. His dedication to the Scouts continued into adulthood. He worked as a volunteer at camp Kia Kima and provided physicals to the boys as they prepared to go to camp.

In honor of his service, he received the esteemed Silver Beaver award in 2012. Stacey loved the outdoors. His family and friends are comforted in the fact that Stacey passed away while doing exactly what he loved, hunting and camping.

The greatest comfort is found in knowing that he rested in the blessed assurance of knowing his heavenly father.

The service in remembrance of him will take place Wednesday, April 13 at Bellevue Baptist Church in the Pollard Chapel – Cordova, Tennessee. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with a service immediately following at 10:30 a.m.

Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens-Bartlett, TenNessee will be handling the arrangements. Flowers may be sent to 3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133.

The graveside service will be held at Martin Memorial Cemetery on Yellowleaf Road in Clanton, Alabama on April 13 at 4:30 p.m.