John W "Bill" Spalding, Jr.

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“Passed down from my Aunt LaNelle: Jack Williams hung the SPEEDY moniker on Billy. Billy tried out for the football team but try as he might, he...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Lucas Spalding

“In earlier years Bill loved to play golf, he was also very good at playing basketball. A truly wellrounded athlete! Other than spending time with his...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Ingeborg Agnes Spalding - FL

“Dear Vince, Very sad to learn of your father's passing. May God bless and guide you and your family as your mourn such a great patriach. God...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Mari Cao-Laughlin - Orlando

“To the Spalding family and especially Joe "Paw-Paw" Spalding,my heart and prayers are with you during this time. My fondest memory with the Spalding...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: David Hall - Riverview, FL

“To the Spalding family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have never met a family that is as close as yours, and have enjoyed being included in...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Pam Way - Orlando, FL

“When I first got married and moved to central Florida, one of the first stops I made was to visit you at A & M Junk Yard. I never meet anyone else...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Allen - Lakeland, FL

“Bill was my "big brother" in ways other than size and age. When I was about eleven, Bill brought me to spend the summer with him down here.At the...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Paul Spalding - Lynn Haven, FL

“My uncle Bill was one of the dearest and sweetest people I have ever known. I don't think I have any memories of him where he is not smiling or...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Carrie Spalding - Burbank, CA

“He loved to play tennis before he had his accident and could not longer run. He was a good player, was on a men's and mixed doubles team with me for...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Ingeborg Agnes Spalding - FL

“What a blessing that we all saw each other on Christmas Day for breakfast at my house. We ate, drank (coffee!) and laughed a lot. He joked around...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Ingeborg Agnes Spalding - FL

“Pop gave me many things. The most treasured was his unassuming altruism. He showed me on many ooccasions the value and rewards of having a huge heart...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Jay Spalding - sanford, FL - son

“Bill was my cousin. Although we didn't get to see each other very much, when we did he was always so sweet and nice. Always a smile on his face. And...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Beth Dodson Kemper - Evansville, IN

Feb. 12, 2012 in Gainesville to watch the Wildcats beat the Gators “I was only about three years old when you set off to find fame and fortune in Florida. I never got to know you while I was growing up. But when I...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Spalding - Winter Springs, FL

“Speedy, I remember the first time Mike brought me to meet the family. You were so warm and welcoming and made me feel right at home. I remember...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Susan M (Spalding) Sweetser - NC

“Bill was my oldest brother.He helped my wife and I out a lot when we were newly weds and was always there if I needed him. He had a typical "Spalding...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Dale Spalding - Seminole, FL

“Bill, you were the best Pop Pop, Father in law a girl could have. Family gatherings will never be the same. You will be missed. Keep up on the...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryl Spalding - Orlando, FL

“I first met Billy on our first day of school. We went all the way through school together. He and I did our level best to drive Sister Coeina crazy....Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Harold Lewis ( tootle ) - KY

“Thank you for sharing wisdom and wit. You will be missed Uncle Speedy! ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Christy Spalding - Orlando, FL

“Bill was my "big" brother, in more ways than one. We all looked up to him. You could always count on him for anything. He wlll surely be missed,...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: LaNelle Spalding Lewis - GA

“I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Nathan Updike - Cornelius, NC

“I remember that you had a car accident one time and you were in pretty bad shape. My dad and brother drove you to work for awhile. Despite your...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Ryan Holt - Atlanta, GA - Friend

“I will always remember the trip we took around the USA, even though I had my face buried in a MAD magazine most of the time. We saw some pretty neat...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Lucas Spalding - Longwood, FL


John W. "Bill" Spalding Jr was born in Kentucky on December 20th, 1933. He was the first of 6 children, with three brothers and two sisters to follow. As an adult, he served in the Army, owned his own busnesses, and married. He had three children of his own, all boys. He lived his final years in St. Cloud, Florida. Bill passed away on December 27th, 2012. He is greatly missed by his brothers, sisters, sons, aunt, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.