Funeral services for Richard G. Spooner, age 77, of Kissimmee, FL and formerly of Ogdensburg will be held on Monday (Oct 15, 2012) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Longbottom officiating. His place of rest will be at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday at the funeral home from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Mr. Spooner passed away Tuesday (Oct 9, 2012) at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, FL surrounded by his family.
Surviving are his children, Clede Spooner and his wife Shelley of Canton, Mrs. Larry (Debra) Mitchell of Ogdensburg and Mrs. Tracy (Penny) Swan of Prescott, Ontario; his fiancée, Ruth Ireland of Kissimmee, FL; two brothers, Douglas Spooner and his wife Barbara of Ogdensburg and William Spooner of Massena; a sister, Lorraine Risley of Ogdensburg; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and Stacie Mitchell, Brian and Trina Mitchell, Eric and Jennifer Mitchell, Clede and Sarah Spooner, Bridget Spooner, April and Jason Bertrand, and Dustin and Tawnya Swan; and nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by four sisters, Ruth Easter, Nora Bouchey, Violet Bouchey and Rita Strader.
Richard was born on May 26, 1935 in Ogdensburg, a son of Henry and Jennie (Wilmot) Spooner. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1955, and then married Patricia Hanna on October 26, 1957. The couple’s marriage later ended in divorce.
During his career he was employed in various sales positions and retired from NATES Auto Parts in Ogdensburg in 1987. He was a former coach of Kiwanis Baseball and a member of the Ogdensburg Moose Lodge, Ogdensburg Elks Club and Sons of the American Legion in Florida. He was also past president of Ogdensburg Minor Hockey, and was a volunteer for the “Give Kids the World Program in Kissimmee, FL for 10 years.
Richard enjoyed carpentry, traveling, socializing, eating out, spending time with his family and his beloved Ruth.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 622-6039. Condolences can also be shared with his family at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.