David Franklin Spoon, 81 of Beardstown, died Sunday, February 5, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born September 29, 1941 in Beardstown, the son of Harold D. and Mary Wessel Spoon. He married Pamela Stephens on June 9, 1963 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown.
He is survived by his wife Pam Spoon of Beardstown; two daughters Tami Jo (husband Pat) Cooper of Beardstown and their children Justin (wife Liz) Cooper and their children Alex and Wyatt Cooper, Kelsie (husband Chuck) Riblet and their children Brayden and Brynn Riblet, and Jay Cooper (Mel Peterein); Sonna (husband David) Egbers of Quincy and their children Garin and Myla Egbers; a daughter-in-law Mona Spoon of Palatine and her daughter Samantha Spoon; a brother raised as a son Kevin (wife Debbie) Spoon of Rushville and their children Karissa (husband Andy) Ham and their children Jazilyn, Travin, and Inde Ham, and Taryn Dunlap and her daughter Bridgette Dunlap; a sister Glenna (husband Jack) Lyons; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Troy Spoon, three sisters Jeanne Mathis, Marsha Brooks, and Pamela Smith, and a brother Larry Spoon.
David graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1959. He was a baptized and confirmed member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown and attended First Christian Church in Beardstown. David worked throughout Beardstown at Sinclair gas station, WRMS radio station, and R&S Auto parts. He then began his career with Illinois Bell in 1961 and retired from AT&T in 1994. During his retirement he worked at True Value in Beardstown managing many aspects of the business. David was a member of Beardstown Jaycee’s and coached little league baseball in Beardstown for 30 years. He enjoyed playing shortstop for the Star Café softball team. He had a passion for fishing, gardening, wood working and keeping his yard well-groomed. David was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. His greatest joy in life was spending time with family and his memory will continue to live on in each of their lives.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Friday, February 10, 2023 at First Christian Church in Beardstown. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 PM Thursday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.
In lieu of plants memorials have been suggested to Beardstown Baseball Association or Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.