D. Gordon "Gordy" Spradlin

Born: Tue., Feb. 2, 1943
Died: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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D. Gordon “Gordy” Spradlin, age 77, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at his home.  He was born on February 2, 1943 in Murrayville, IL to John and Leta Rogers Spradlin.  He married Barbara Mulquin on July 4, 1986 in Springfield, IL, and she survives.

Gordon was a jack of all trades and a master of some; he was witty and always had an answer for everything.  He was an entrepreneur, owning and operating many businesses.  Over the years he worked for Sam Davis and was a harness maker, and also worked as a truck driver and tree trimmer.  He owned three bars; The Longbranch in Springfield, Miss Kitties in Alexander, and Porky’s in Springfield.  He also owned an auction house and owned Spradlin Mobile House Service in Pittsfield.  Gordon liked buying and selling, and working was his livelihood. He was one of a kind, always full of jokes and didn’t care what others thought.  He was a generous, hardworking man who never knew a stranger, and he was always able to find the positive in the worst of situations.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Spradlin; sons, Sam (Robin) Spradlin of Springield, IL and Jason (Becky) Spradlin of Hawaii; daughter, Leita Spradlin of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Megan, James, Angela, Michael, Seraya, Dayne, Anninias, Kylannah, Valerie, Shane, and T Lee; great grandchildren, Corbin, Alicia, and Madison; brother, John Spradlin of Jacksonville, IL; sister, Sue (Fred) Walker of Jacksonville, IL; niece, Kayla Mulquin and her son, Jace Gordon, as well as many other special nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and his beloved dogs, Puppy Brother and Daisy Raye.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Leta Spradlin; son, Matthew Dale Spradlin; stepdaughter, Cheryl Baker; baby brother who died at birth, Charles William Spradlin; brothers, Murl Spradlin, Lee Spradlin, Lisle Spradlin, and Lyndal Spradlin; sister, Wilma Rodgers; sister in law, Shirley Spradlin and special dog, Red Dog.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Interment will be at a later date, and cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family or to Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in D. Gordon's memory to the following organizations:

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association

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Barb Goertz
   Posted Mon February 17, 2020
God bless you Barb and your family. I know you have been through a lot. I want to say he was a good man and helped others, made people happy with his humor and smile. He is at rest with the lord , waiting on you, your the same kind of person ,

Theresa Halpin Lacey
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020
Barb, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you and the entire family.

christina linsalata
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020
Godspeed Gordy...
Babs my deepest condolences, with great love I send you hugs from NJ
Peace to your family
Love Chris and A

Sandy Henry
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss .You are in my prayers.

Nancy Kurpaitis
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020
Dearest Family of Gordy!!!!!
I first had the Wonderful Opportunity to meet Gordy when Fantastic Groomer, Barb started grooming My dogs....WAY BACK in 2000. Gordy was a Great Friend, Funny Guy & I Sadly remember the Very Last Time I saw Him....about a month ago. I was at My job at Haymakers in Pittsfield and Gordy came in, bought a bowl of soup & sat at a table that I will ALWAYS SEE AS GORDY'S TABLE!!! When I saw Him at that table, I went over, put My arm around Him and spoke to Him for a time. He was Happy, Energetic & Full of Life!!!!! That is the GORDY that I will ALWAYS REMEMBER!!! Dearest Barb: PLEASE KNOW THAT WITHOUT YOUR LOVE, SUPPORT & STRENGTH......GORDY WOULD NOT HAVE LIVED AS LONG AS HE DID.....FIGHTING THAT INTRUDER (CANCER)!!! Rest In Peace Gordy & Love You Barb..YOU DID A GREAT JOB WITH GORDY!!!! Nancy Kurpaitis

Daniel DeRenzy
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020

You have been through a hell of a lot, more than most of us could endure. It's difficult to know what to say at times like this but please be assured that we are praying for you and Gordy. We are in Texas for the winter so will not be able to attend services.

Dan DeRenzy

Dr Larry Sherwin
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
Having met Gordy professional while he was connected with Spradlin Mobile Home Sales, where he would move and set up homes area wide. He was always a pleasure to talk to and he will truly be missed by all who knew him.

O.R. & Dawn Freesen
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this sad time.

Angela Spiker formerly Ruble
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
Barb & family,
My heart breaks for all of you...Gordon was a one of a kind man that could always put a smile on your face!. Ill keep you all in my thoughts & prayers.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
Barb, so sorry the long, difficult battle won in spite of your care and loving kindness. I feel your years together were a true Blessing. I worked at The Dome and remember you all as a favorite couple. Bill always said “ He is full of it, but always a bright spot anytime I see them.”
I came to know you from your love and grooming of Special, Hairy, and Stormy.
God Bless and Keep you,
My Sincere Sympathy,

Sherry Jones
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
Barb, I am so sorry, words cannot say how I feel. So many things have happened in the last few years. Seems we lost our fur babies together. Lately things have been so hard for you I am sooooo sorry for the loss of your hubby. I never met him but feel like I knew him- Way back when I first started coming with Joey(he sure loved u and he didn't love many) I asked you if you wanted me to bring you a coffee back and you said no your husband just brought you a cup. All the pictures of you 2 on face book and I just felt I knew him. I envy those that had. You are such an upbeat lovable person. I pray peace for you.

Missy Borrowman
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you.
I remember the wiener roast you two had and the apple butter he stirred in a big cauldron and we came. Gordy was one of a kind. He was always cheerful. I used to see him in his big truck hauling a trailer behind it. My thoughts are with you, Barb.
Missy Borrowman

Scott Rawlings
   Posted Fri February 21, 2020
Sorry for your loss Barb your in my thoughts

Barbara Bradburn
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
Barb So sorry for your loss. There are no words at this time.
I know you are a strong lady and with prayers and time you will heal
Bear sends his love. Needles to say I do too.

Elaine Whalen Beech
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
I am so very sorry to learn of the death of your husband. No words can take your pain away. Remember the good times that you spent together. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elaine Whalen Beech

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