JUNCTION CITY –– William (Bill) Herbert Spittles, a former resident of Junction City, KS, passed away at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, KS at the age of 88.
Bill was born April 27, 1924 in the McDowell Creek Area at rural Junction City, KS. His parents were Herbert C. and Lottie Marie Thomas Spittles. He attended a country grade school and graduated from Riley County High School with the Class of 1942. He worked in Junction City at Hoyle's I.G.A. grocery store, Gerald's Jewelry store, and he also was a car salesman. He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corp. May 27, 1943 and served in Central Burma India until his discharge on November 24, 1945. After his discharge, he sold Farmers Insurance until his retirement. He had lived at the Bicentennial Manor Apartments in Junction City, KS, Golden Living Center in Wakefield, KS, and Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan, KS. He was a member of St. Xavier's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Eagles Lodge, all in Junction City, KS.
He is survived by one sister Iris E. Sanders of Junction City, KS. He was preceded in death by one sister Lois M. Barton, and two brothers: Darrell J. Spittles and Richard W. Spittles.
The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Xavier's Catholic Church in Junction City, KS on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Father Al Brungardt will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Junction City, KS. The Rosary will be recited at St. Xavier's Catholic Church Tuesday evening, April 9, at 5:30 P.M. followed by visitation with the family. Memorials may be given to St. Xavier's Catholic Church, Friends of the Animals, or the American Diabetes Association.
Memorials may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of William (Bill) Herbert Spittles)