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DRUE "SPIKE" SPIGNER 1930 2016 Drue Addie "Spike" Spigner passed away Saturday, July 23, at Avalon Care Center in Othello, Washington, at the age of 86, surrounded by his family. Spike was born March 27, 1930, in Winnsboro, South Carolina, to Martin and Suddie Spigner. He joined the Marines at 18 and continued his service by enlisting in the Air Force, making it a career for 26 years. While serving in the Air Force, he met and married the love of his life, Dennise Bohn. They first met over the phone while she was working as a telephone operator in Roslland, British Columbia, and he was stationed in Colville, Washington. Spike and Dennise had three children. Lynda and Allen were born in South Carolina and Richard was born in Spain. While in the Air Force, they were stationed in many locations, particularly enjoying Germany, Spain and Morocco. The family moved to Othello where he served as First Sergeant at the Radar Air Base until retiring in 1975. After retiring from the military, Spike continued to work several jobs and lastly worked for Pete Taggares. He enjoyed his daily coffee runs, swapping stories and playing cards at the Othello Senior Center. All who knew Spike loved his quick wit and great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. Spike enjoyed golfing, watching the Mariners, umpiring softball and was a Golden Gloves boxing champion. But his favorite way to spend an afternoon was with a fishing pole on a lake. He spent many enjoyable hours fishing with his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dennise; daughter Lynda (Ernie); sons Allen and Richard; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister Martha Sue. Spike was preceded in death by his mother and father, five brothers and one sister. At Spike's request, no service will be held.
Published in Tri-City Herald on July 26, 2016