Robert L. Spillman, AMH1-US Navy-Korean and Vietnam War Veteran, 77, of Springville, IN. Funeral services are 2:00 PM, Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th Street, Marion, IN # 46952 with Chaplin Tom Mansbargar and the United States Navy Funeral and Honors Team, to officiate.
A native of Morgan County, IN and a local resident since 1990, when he moved here from Houston, TX; he was a retired truck driver, a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Methodist faith. A US Navy veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War; he was an AMH1 in the Navy assigned to the VF-211 Squadron at NAS Miramar, CA. His squadron, “Fighting Checkmates” flew the F-8J “Crusader” aircraft. During his military career, he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal (1st Award) and the National Defense Medal (2nd Award).
He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Judith Spillman of Springville, IN; three sons: Jerry Hobbs of Bloomington, IN, Doug Hobbs of Columbus, IN and Stacy Spillman of Springville, IN; a sister, Connie Fagan of Beverly Hills, FL; five grandchildren; Carrie McCloud, Jeremy Hobbs, Michael and Robert Spillman, Dustin New and three great-grandchildren; Paige McCloud, Caleb McCloud and Tyler McCloud.
Special thanks to the grandchildren, Michael and Robert for all of their love and support through this difficult time.
Please send all floral arrangements directly to the cemetery, prior to the service.
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