Robert “Butch” Spain

Robert “Butch” Spain

Robert “Butch” Spain, 73, of Waltonville passed away Thursday morning, March 26, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Spain was born in Franklin County, IL on October 2, 1946, the son of Homer & Mary Ann (Harrell) Spain. His Foster Parents were Harold & Louise Braden.

He married Connie R. (Hicks) on June 19, 1971.

Mr. Spain was a member of the UMWA & the Mt. Vernon Free Will Baptist Church. He was blessed with a bilateral lung transplant on June 17, 2006.

Mr. Spain is survived by his:

Wife: Connie Spain of Waltonville

Son: Robert “Bob” Spain, Jr. & Erica Huntman of Waltonville

Daughter: Penny Wright & husband Jeremy of Granite City

5 Grandchildren:

Maranda Spain

Austen Spain

Andrew Wright

Jackson Wright

Ahna Wright

Great-Grandson: Weston Spain-Avants

4 Sisters:

Helen Davis & husband Richard of Benton

Sue McGill & husband Gary of Benton

Linda Taylor of Junction, IL

Louise Minton & husband Alan of Christopher

1 Brother: Charles Spain of Benton

Sister-in-law: Jan Spain of DuQuoin

Aunt: Jenny Lee Braden of Benton

Mother-in-law: Maxine Hicks of Waltonville

Brother-in-law: Mike Hicks of Waltonville

Several Nieces & Nephews

Mr. Spain was preceded in death by his Parents, Foster Parents, 2 Brothers and 1 Sister in infancy, 1 Brother-Paul Spain and by his Father-in-law-Rev. Clifford Hicks.

Private Services will be held.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Spain Family.

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