Obituary for Donald D. Spicer

Born: Aug. 6th, 1955
Passed Away: Feb. 6th, 2015


Tuesday Feb. 10th, 2015
2:00pm to 4:00pm and
7:00pm to 9:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Wednesday Feb. 11th, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Wednesday Feb. 11th, 2015, 1:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Donald “Don” Spicer II, devoted husband & father, loving grandpa, dedicated son & big brother, and fun-loving uncle, sailed into eternity after a brief, but brave, second battle with cancer on Friday, Feb 6, 2015. Don is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jerri (Place) Spicer; his children, Mike & Sonia Barlow, April Bunker, Aimee Spicer, and Jeff & Mandy Barlow; his grandchildren Jacob, Alicia & Jesse Barlow, Kassie Bunker & Steven “JR” Guzman, Blake Rose, and Nicholas & Matthew Barlow, who were the light of his life. He is also survived by his siblings & their spouses, Dan & Robin Spicer, Cathy & Tim Jonio, Karen & Don Friskey, Mike & Mindy Spicer, and Jeanelle Zylstra; and Jerri’s siblings, Bill & Vickie Place, Bonnie & Ron Shoemaker, Beverly Dime, Bob & Irma Place, Vicki Sinning, Karen Atkinson, and David & Karla Place; plus a host of nieces & nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents, Donald & Margaret Spicer, his brother, Dale Spicer, his mother-in-law, Lois Rounds, and brother-in-law Bob Dime. Don was retired from Consumer’s Energy where he had a 32-year career as a certified master mechanic. He had a passion for the water & enjoyed his life on the Grand River where he made many memories on his boats, “Spice of Life I & II”. He & Jerri made the Coast Guard Festival an annual tradition, and together they enjoyed time in Florida and cruising the Caribbean. Don also loved Corvettes, Camaros, casinos & the Detroit Tigers, but nothing compared to the love he had for his wife and family. Don was a kind and generous soul who considered everyone a friend. He had a knack for making others laugh & feel special, and his ability to smile through serious strife was an inspiration to us all. Knowing that he greets his loved ones with a renewed voice and rests without pain forever, we find peace. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 1:00 pm at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, Coopersville, Fr. Anton Tran officiating with burial in Rosedale Memorial Park in Standale. Relatives and Friends may meet the family Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home and on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49502.


on Wednesday Feb. 11th, 2015 at Rosedale Memorial Park and Cemetery
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