Mr. LeRoy Blinn Sr., age 85, of Herrin, IL, died Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at Oak Grove Rehab Center in Carbondale, IL. Mr.Blinn was employed by Ford Motor Company. He was the son of the late Homer Blinn and the late Olive Trumman Survivors include: His wife Shirley (Dahmer) Blinn of Herrin Ill 2 Daughter: Mrs. Susan and Jim Cook, Cape Girardeau, MO Judy LaLonde of Energy Ill. 2 sons: Gary and wife Laurie Blinn of Apison Tenn. LeRoy "John" Jr. and wife Cindy Blinn of Apison Tenn. 1 sister Gloria and husband Jack Cooper of Ariz. 9 grand children and 3 great grand children. Mr. Blinn was a member of Herrin Masonic lodge #693. He was also a member of the Shriners. Mr. Blinn was a Army Veteran of WWII. Masonic service will be Friday at 6:00pm at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Following the service his wishes where to be cremated. Arrangements are being handled by Van Natta Funeral Home, 427 South Park, Herrin, IL.