Oliver Spicer (102) of Louisville

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Published on October 29 2013 1:21 pm

Oliver Spicer, 102, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away at 8:17 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at Clay County Hospital, Flora.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 1 at 11 a.m. at Neal Funeral Home, Louisville with Bruce Horsley officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home, Lousiville. Burial will be in Odd Fellows, Xenia. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Oliver was born February 5, 1911, the son of Bundy and Winnie (Garrison) Spicer in Johnsonville, Wayne County. He married Emma Walters in 1935 and she died in 1975. He then married Martha Spicer June 6, 1980 in Louisville and she died January 15, 2012. He worked in the steel mills for AK Steel in Kansas City, Mo. He attended the Louisville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include step-son, Richard Leon Farris of Louisville; step-daughters Nelda Jean (husband Jim) White of Iuka and Brenda Sue (husband Jerry) Colman of Xenia; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, Gene and Betty Pieplow of Xenia, Donnie and Gloria Brown of Kansas City, Mo., Roy and Lula Mae Rascher of  Xenia, Rex and Betty Brown of Flora, Geraldine and Buss Foreman of Sailor Springs and Linda and Dixon Barfield of Germany and several step-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wives Emma Spicer and Martha Spicer; daughter-in-law, Lilly Farris; brothers, Guy Ayers, Eldon Spicer, Leland Spicer; sisters, Lois Brown, Martha Hammond and Nettie Spicer; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and one great-great grandson.