NILES - Zearl "Red" Spillman, 79, of Anderson Morris Road, died at 3:56 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
He was born June 23, 1933, in Lawton, Ky., the son of Arthur and Mausie Ferguson Spillman, and came to Trumbull County as a child.
An Army Air Force veteran, he retired in 1982 after working 30 years at U.S. Steel Company, McDonald Works. He also worked as a gas station attendant for Thornton Oil Company.
He was a member of the Holiness Gospel Mission, and enjoyed raising horses, working on cars and working in the yard. He loved and cherished the time spent with family activities.
Red is survived by his wife, Lillie M. Parker Spillman, whom he married on Nov. 17, 1957; four children, Irene Spillman of Niles, Arthur Zearl (Cheryl) Spillman of Girard, Andrew William Spillman of Niles and Brenda Hopkins of Warren; 10 grandchildren, Brenda Sue, Jennie Marie, Gayle Louise, Arthur Roy, Fred Clark, James Matthew, Mark Jonathan, Samandra Lynn, Timothy Lynn Jr. and Dylan Alexander; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard Spillman of New Mexico; and five sisters, Ruth Walsh of New York, Florence Griffiths of Girard, Olive Realty of North Carolina, Connie Williams of North Jackson and Betty Dunmire of Florida.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Flora Marie Miller in 2006; a brother, Donald Spillman, and a sister Jewell Spillman.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Diane Williams will officiate.
Burial with Military Honors will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
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