Richard A. Spalding Sr.

March 20, 1949January 19, 2013

Richard A. Spalding Sr., 63 years of age passed away Saturday January 19, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in New Albany, IN on March 20, 1949 to James W. and Mary M. Spalding, he was an Army Veteran serving his country in the Vietnam War and later spent over 20 years in the National Guard. Richard retired from Jorgensen Sales in Louisville, KY, and was a member of Parkway Southern Baptist Church and the VFW Hobart Beach post #1693. He was preceded in death by his father James W. Spalding, and the mother of his children and wife of 36 years Connie Friedley.

Survivors include: Wife: Linda Gognat Spalding Children: Richard A. Spalding Jr. Lena Jordan (Virgil) Carrie Sanders (Brian) Jeffrey Hodgson Mother: Mary M. Spalding Brothers: Jimmy Spalding Carl Spalding (Linda) Johnny Spalding (Joyce) Davey Spalding (Carol) Grandchildren: Mary Ann, Krisden, Virgil, Samuel, Luke, Amanda, Allison, Matthew, Michael, Amber Great-Grandchildren: Dekotah, Madyline

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Monday and after 9:00 am Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be Noon Tuesday at the Kraft Funeral Chapel with burial and military to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave.,Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2013

Richard A. Spalding Sr.

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February 8, 2013

Linda and family your in my thoughts, and Prayers

Johnny Spalding

January 23, 2013

I love my brother a lot and he is going to be miss love Johnny

January 22, 2013

Carrie and Brian I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Susan Massengale

Cheryl Kost

January 22, 2013

Pam, I am terribly sorry for your loss, even though I hadn't seen Ricky in years. He was always fun to be around.

Angela Olinghouse

January 22, 2013

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in prayer. Your dad was a great man.

Mandy Oppel

January 22, 2013

Rick was such a wonderful person. You will be dearly missed. Your strength was just amazing!!! I love you my friend, and Parkway wont be the same without you.

January 22, 2013

pat spalding

Terri Henley

January 21, 2013

I am sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Joy Meeks

January 21, 2013

Rick was such a sweet person you will be sadly missed your family are in my thoughts and prayers R.I.P. My friend

Sherry Harp

January 21, 2013

Jimmy, Sorry for your loss. Your family was just like my own.
Rick will really be missed. God Bless You All.