Emil Raymond Spon

December 2, 1925November 25, 2020

Emil Raymond Spon of Rockledge, Florida, passed away on November 25, 2020. “Ray” was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 2, 1925 and raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Moved to Merritt Island in 1960 and retired to Rockledge in 1989.

He served in the United States Navy on the USS Superior Mine Sweeper during World War II. After the war he worked in the Sharon Steel Mill as well as Spon’s Refrigeration Service. Upon moving to Merritt Island, he was employed at the Kennedy Space Center. He was also part owner of S & S Installation and Service in the late 1960’s and early 70’s He retired from the Kennedy Space Center in 1993, but continued to do work in the HVAC field on his own for many years after retirement.

He is survived by his son Doug, living in Indiana and his daughter Leslie, living in Colorado. He was preceded in death by his wife June of 57 years, his son Rick, his parents and all 6 of his brothers. Ray is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

His hobbies included bass fishing, making home movies, woodworking and reading, especially World War II novels.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.


13 May

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Brevard Memorial Funeral Home

5475 North US Highway 1
Cocoa, Florida


Emil Raymond Spon

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Debbie Wilborn

December 10, 2020

Leslie I was shocked and saddened to hear of your dad's passing as you know my Mom passed November 21st. I have so many memories of our families together on Cunningham. The pizza parties at your house playing Barbies in your front yard under the oleander bush the beach parties on Cocoa Beach. So many happy times our families spent together. Hoping that you will be filled with the memories of your loving Mom and Dad with the thought they are once again together as are mine.