Thomas L. Spellins
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Thomas L. Spellins

February 25, 1949 - June 19, 2011

Thomas L. Spellins

February 25, 1949 - June 19, 2011

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Obituary for Thomas L. Spellins

Thomas L. Spellins, 62, of Elkhart, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Golden Living Center. He was born February 25, 1949 in Merced, Calif. to George and Geraldine Miller Spellins. On December 14, 1969 at 4 p.m. in Fremont, Ind., Thomas married Cheryl Thomas never forgot the exact time they were married. Thomas is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his mother, Geraldine Spellins; two daughters, Angie Arthur Martin of Elkhart, Dawn Nawaf AlHarth of South Bend; one son, Thomas L. Spellins, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother, David Spellins of Elkhart. He was preceded in death by his father. Thomas worked at Manchester Tank. He enjoyed woodworking, made toys, furniture, and enjoyed carving. He collected lighthouses and ships. He also enjoyed reading and playing with his ten grandchildren. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. There will be a celebration of Thomas's life at Cheryl's home at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family to help cover expenses.

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