John Austin Spillman

Published 9:32 am Friday, October 5, 2018

Mr. John Austin Spillman, 88, of N. Main St., Mocksville, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Bermuda Village Healthcare Center.

He was born May 16, 1930, in Rowan County to the late Calvin McKinley and Mickey Elizabeth Tutterow Spillman. Mr. Spillman was owner and operator of Bonanza Mobile Homes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Spillman was commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary at Murrells Inlet, S.C. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason of Mocksville Masonic Lodge AF&AM #134 where he had been a 57-year member and was a Shriner. Mr. Spillman enjoyed coastal fishing and hunting.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Cochran Spillman; and siblings, Polly Swicegood, Mildred Harwood and Bo Spillman.

Survivors: 3 children, Mickey Spillman Smith (Billy) of Salisbury, Terry Spillman Logan (Terry) of Harmony and Eddie Austin Spillman (Lisa) of Mocksville; 3 stepdaughters, Victoria Stowers, Connie Stewart of Wilmington and Vickie Cochran; 8 grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Austin Smith, Jacob Smith (fiancé, Kayla), Jeremy Thompson (Adria), Kayla Thompson McCrary (Tom), Brandi Logan Cayton (Sandon), Cody Logan (Karen) and Ashlee Paige Spillman; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Brown (Greer) of Kannapolis; special friend, Mary Alice Hasty of Pinehurst; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with R.D. McDaniel officiating. Burial followed in Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard and Masonic Rites. The family received friends 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the funeral home.

Memorials: Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville; Oxford Masonic Children’s Home, 600 College St., 27565; or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.