David Allen Spiller Sr, 81, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at his home. David was born November 10, 1939 in Portland, Maine to Walter Frank Ernest Sr. & Margaret Ann (Turner) Spiller. David proudly served in the US Army from 1959-1963. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion & served on the LeFlore County Veterans Assoc. Parade Committee. He was a dedicated and active member of the First Free Will Baptist Church; always ready with a pocketful of candy and a friendly handshake.
David was a bus driver for Poteau Schools & church. Often previous students (now adults) would come up to him and say do you remember me? He would chuckle and say, “I don’t remember having anything that big on my bus.”
David loved his family unconditionally and took pride in working hard to provide for them even at 81 years old. His grandchildren & great grandchildren loved referring to him as Opa, reflecting his German heritage. David was saved at the age of 26 and made sure his children had a firm foundation in faith and the church.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Marie Spiller-Cravens; sons & daughters in law, David Jr. & Jamie Spiller, James & Shellie Spiller; brother, Gary Stokes; grandchildren, Elizabeth Chadrick, Jennifer England, Robert England, Kendra Merrick, Spencer Sinclair, Charlie Sinclair, Shiloh Spiller, Liz Pippenger, Megan Chancellor, Coleman Chancellor, Brandon Fortune and Kalin Cravens; great grandchildren, Stormi Chadrick, Zaylee Chadrick, Sylas Gibbins, Quinlan Smith, Maddox England, Azelya England, Jaymion England, Jax Pippenger, Athena Pippenger, Hazel Forehand, Melony Chancellor and Brinleigh Cravens.
Memorial services will be 10 am, Friday, July 9, 2021 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Poteau, Oklahoma
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