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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Larry Claude Spillers

November 8, 1930January 10, 2020
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Larry Claude Spillers, 89, of Davenport, IA passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Scott County Humane Society or to Quad City Audubon Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Larry served in Korea, his unit worked to transfer soldiers during Operation Big Switch. He served from January 16th 1952 to December 19th 1953.

He married Joyce Lee Campbell Spillers (deceased) on April 10, 1965 in Rock Island.

He graduated from High school in Adel, in 1948. He attended the University of Iowa School of Pharmacy, graduating in 1959. He began working as a Pharmacist, later co-owning Rockingham Drugstore in the west end of Davenport until 1986, when Hy Vee purchased the business and the land.

After retiring from HyVee Larry and Joyce traveled often, usually spending a month each winter somewhere warmer, such as Florida, Texas, or Arizona, on the hunt for beautiful birds. Larry had belonged to the Blackhawk Hiking club, joining in 1974. He was also a member of the Audubon society for many years. He enjoyed the symphony. In his earlier years, Larry was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, taking an annual fishing trip to Canada. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Larry was especially proud to meet his first great grandchild.

Larry is survived by daughters Nancy (Tim) Emmerson and Leslie (Jon) Ronnebeck; sister Marguerite Ganoe; brother Harry Spillers (Lee Roden); many beloved nieces and nephews, and grandchildren Skylar (Ryan), Jake, Max, and Sydney, and great grandson Kai.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Spillers, his parents, Claude and Lottie Spillers; two sisters, Arlene Galetich and Marilyn Oneal, and a nephew, Roger Ganoe.

  • FAMILY

  • Claude Spillers, Father (deceased)
  • Lottie (Burnham) Spillers, Mother (deceased)
  • Joyce Lee (Campbell) Spillers, Wife (deceased)
  • Nancy Emmerson (Tim), Daughter
  • Leslie Ronnebeck (Jon), Daughetr
  • Marguerite Ganoe, Sister
  • Harry Spillers (Lee Roden), Brother
  • Arlene Galetich, Sister (deceased)
  • Marilyn Oneal, Sister (deceased)
  • Roger Ganoe, Nephew (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Scott County Humane Society
  • Quad City Audubon Society

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 20, 2020

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Biography

Larry Claude Spillers, 89, of Davenport, IA passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Scott County Humane Society or to Quad City Audubon Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Larry served in Korea from January 16th 1952 to December 19th 1953. He married Joyce Lee Campbell Spillers (deceased) on April 10, 1965 in Rock Island. He graduated from High school in Adel, in 1948. He attended the University of Iowa School of Pharmacy, graduating in 1959. He was co-owner of Rockingham Drugstore in the west end of Davenport until 1986, then worked at Hy-Vee. After retiring Larry and Joyce traveled often, usually spending a month each winter somewhere warmer, such as Florida, Texas, or Arizona, on the hunt for beautiful birds. Larry belonged to the Blackhawk Hiking club, joining in 1974. He was also a member of the Audubon Society. He enjoyed the symphony. In his earlier years, Larry was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, taking an annual fishing trip to Canada. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Larry was especially proud to meet his first great grandchild. Larry is survived by daughters Nancy (Tim) Emmerson and Leslie (Jon) Ronnebeck; sister Marguerite Ganoe; brother Harry Spillers (Lee Roden); many beloved nieces and nephews, and grandchildren Skylar (Ryan), Jake, Max, and Sydney, and great grandson Kai. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Spillers, his parents, Claude and Lottie Spillers; two sisters, Arlene Galetich and Marilyn Oneal, and a nephew, Roger Ganoe.