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Tuesday July 2nd, 2019
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James W. Spivey

James W. Spivey, 92 of Streator passed away Saturday (June 29, 2019) at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 12noon – 2 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Anne Ferguson officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park with full military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandson Marty Kovalik, grandsons-in-law Terry Duvall and Tony Tamburini, nephews Garry, Terry and Randy Spivey.

Jim was born on July 31, 1926 in Wilmington to Lawrence and Hattie (Buss) Spivey.  He married Lavonta Green on March 23, 1947.  She preceded him in death on December 11, 2013.

Surviving are daughters Phyllis (Tom) Kovalik of Plainfield, Joan (Ken) Berta of Streator and Carol (Brian) Palko of Streator, son-in-law Kevin (Cheryl) Galloway of Streator, grandchildren, Amanda (Ben) Woolcock, Marty Kovalik, Kelli (Terry) Duvall and Jodi (Tony) Tamburini, great-grandchildren, Ella, Kinsey, Abbie, Taylor and Tyler.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Janet Galloway, brothers Jerry, Larry and Robert, sisters Evelyn Paull and Alice in infancy.

Jim attended Streator High School.  He served in the US Army during WWII serving in Japan and the Philippines.  He retired from the Glen Vissering Construction Company.  Jim built his home in 1957 and lived there until his death.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Streator American Legion.  Jim enjoyed boating, golf, doing any handyman jobs, attending his grandchildrens sporting events and watching the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bulls play and he was on the honor flight to Washington DC.

Memorials may be made in his name to the First United Methodist Church.

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Carol and Brian:
Carol was sorry to hear of your loss,keeping you and Brian in our thoughts and hope the good memories ease the pain.

Jerry and Coleen Urbanec

Jerry Urbanec Jul 2 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man and couple. My Husband was in a car accident near Lostant in 1993 and I was following him in our van and seen the whole thing with out 2 kids. Mr. and Mrs.Spivey were coming back from Peru and he said that he just felt led to turn on this back road to Streator and there we were. I was a mess and they were so so helpful. Mr. Spivey drove me in my van back to Streator and stayed with me until they knew everyone was going to be ok. I will NEVER forget them and their acts kindness. Thankfully everyone recovered with a few scratches and bruises and my Husband had 4 broken ribs. What a wonderful loving couple. Praying for peace and strength in the days ahead, Hold on to the memories,,,,Mary Reed

Mary Reed Jul 2 2019 12:00 AM

A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was ordered on July 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Uncle Jim, 7/1/2019

Id like to thank you for being my uncle. I always enjoy talking with you about anything. Ill always remember our times together; thanksgiving dinners with all the families, family reunions, or just sitting around in the back yard of our house or yours and visiting. There were a couple of things I enjoyed the most and that was when we would work side-by-side with you and Dad on the campers and/or at my house in Wisconsin. Ill always remember our time together at the father and son banquets at your church; they were a lot of fun for me and the other boys. Oh, and by the way, thanks for letting me drive your Cadillac on one of the few nights you picked me up at Hardies after a high school football game and/or dance when my parents werent available to do so. That will probably be the only Cadillac Ill ever get to drive. It was like driving a cloud, it was so smooth.

Love You and Remember You Always, Garry Spivey

Garry Spivey Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

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