Hansel Spires

Obituary of Hansel Spires

Bedford – Hansel Wayne Spires, 89, of Bedford, died at 9:40 pm on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Born November 27, 1928 in Bedford, he was the son of Opal and Thelma (Bush) Spires. He married Julia Deckard Norman on January 22, 1980 and she survives. He was a master mechanic and heavy equipment operator for thirty years, retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and Union Local #841.

Survivors include his wife, Julia, of Bedford; two daughters, Connie Lynne (Gene) Pennington, of Bloomington and Carole Lea (Mark) Brown, of Spencer; a step-son, Kenneth Norman (Lou) Brewster, of Bedford; a step-daughter, Tammy Elaine Norman, of Bedford; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Brown, of Springville. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Candace Spires (in infancy), and a brother, Charles “Gene” Spires.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, May 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with  Pastor Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.