Decker Spillman


February 28, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Decker Booth Spillman, 85, of Iola, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at his home.
He was born Sept. 26, 1932, in rural Kincaid to Dewey Edward and Wilma Anna (Decker) Spillman.
He graduated from Kincaid High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He married Sandra McGhee on March 19, 1970, in Nowata, Okla.
He worked as a farmer and rancher in the Kincaid area until retiring to travel, moving to Colony in 2002. He and Sandy moved to Iola in July 2017. He will always be remembered for his great love for his family, his kindness towards other, and his generosity for those who needed his help.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy, of the home, children, Terri Jackman and husband, Greg, of Colony, Missy Strickler and husband, Jeff, of Colony, and Vance Spillman and wife, Barbara, of Flower Mound, Texas; grandchildren, Jessica Feuerborn and husband, Luke, of Garnett, Crystal Dunbar and husband, Andrew, of Richmond, Zachary Jackman and wife, Linsey, of Colony, Tanner Strickler of Lawrence, Katrina Strickler of Lenexa, Tiffany Jackman and fiancé, Devin Davidson, of Colony, Kaden Strickler of Wichita, Mayson Spillman and Ethan Spillman, both of Flower Mound, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Darline Spillman of Kincaid, Letha Spillman of Blue Mound, and Delores Showalter of El Paso, Texas, brother-in-law, Ron McGhee and wife, Nyra, of Colony; numerous nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, King Kong.
Decker was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jack and Dean Spillman, brother-in-law, Glen Showalter.
Services include visitation, 6-8 p.m., Friday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, 1883 U.S. Hwy 54, Iola. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid. Burial will follow in Kincaid Cemetery. Contributions in his memory are suggested to Colony First Responders. Condolences for the family can be left at

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