August 11, 1930 - April 3, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tommy J. Spain, 89 of Middleburg, passed away, Friday, April 3, 2020 in the Ohio State Medical Center.
Tom was born August 11, 1930 in Middleburg Ohio, the son of James & Grace (Stubbs) Spain. He was a long time member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church.
Tom will always be remembered first for the love he had for his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. He loved teaching them about farming, horses, hunting, fishing, water skiing, boating and camping. Many family trips to Cumberland Lake were among his fondest memories. His love of music was shared with so many and his guitar and bass playing was heard often in his community. His ever present desire to turn every situation into a joke will forever be remembered by anyone that knew him.
Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Christine (Stayrook) Spain; daughter, Marsha (Tom) Park of Russell's Point Ohio; son, Jim (Ann) Spain of East Liberty, Ohio; his grandchildren, Angela (Jeff) Grose, Cynthia (Eric) Wills, Tabitha (Anthony) Jenkins, Amber (Shannon) King, Maryann (Dan) McGill and Krista (Jonathan) Winn; along with 17 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandson and several brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Donna Spain & Delores Simpson.
Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office.
Private graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Middleburg Cemetery, Middleburg, Ohio with Dan McGill officiating.
A procession will form prior to the graveside service for anyone who would like to attend. We will gather at 10:00 AM at the Middleburg United Methodist Church. Those in attendance are asked to remain in your cars once we arrive at the cemetery.
A memorial to celebrate Tom's life will be held in the future.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice Care, 921 Rush Ave., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or to the Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 OH-287, Middleburg, OH 43336
Services are entrusted to FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, Ohio
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.