William Robert Spalding
1959 - 2021
William Robert "Chip" Spalding, age 61, was called to his heavenly home on June 17, 2021 while surrounded by his family, in Amarillo, Texas. Chip was born on September 3, 1959 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Francis and Billie Spalding.
Memorial services will be held on August 7, 2021 from 1:30-4:30 pm at Kenai Visitors Center.
He was a kind, loving father son and friend, to so many. Chip was well known for his lively personality,
storytelling and his "never met a stronger" attitude. Not to mention his 6'8' stature, you knew he was coming from afar.
He loved sports of all kinds. Especially basketball, where he excelled in high school at Sandia High and played for Adam State University with an athletic scholarship. He played for a few city league teams in Kenai. His favorite was to watch his boys, Tyler and Shane, play basketball for Kenai Central High, and was so proud of Tyler when he excelled into track and won state in several events. Most of all he loved spending time with family and friends, telling stories and sharing laughs.
Chip loved country music and was an amazing dancer. He taught C.W. dancing for several years in Kenai.
He loved his work and all the friends he made at Tesoro. He spent his last years living in a warmer climate. First he followed Shane to Las Vegas for two years before buying a house in Amarillo, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Spalding; and his mother, Billie Walker.
He is survived by two sons, William Tyler Spalding and Robert Shane Spalding; two brothers, Dale Spalding and Kim Spalding; his sister, Audra Young; and one nephew, James Kelly Spalding, son of Dale.
Published by Peninsula Clarion on Jul. 25, 2021.
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Chippacoon my old friend your earthly cares are now over and I am sure you are now in a far better place. May you rest in peace for all eternity.
August 5, 2021
RIP Chipster...we will miss you forever! Love Always. TT & H
Teresa & Harry Hughes
July 30, 2021
May Gods promise found in John 6: 40, of the hope to see our loved one again,comfort your heart and give you peace,strength and hope in the days ahead.
Earnie Ray
July 27, 2021
May God´s loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very difficult time. Matthew 5:4
July 23, 2021
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