Cranford D. “Cran” Spindler of Sullivan, Missouri was born on February 14, 1928 in Sullivan, Missouri to Walter and Sarah (Reeves) Spindler and passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at the age of 91 years.
He honorably served his country in the United States Army at the end of World War II. Cran went to work at the former International Shoe Company where he met a young lady by the name of Norma Jean Pounds. They were married on June 11, 1949 in Union, Missouri. Cran and Norma celebrated 67 years of marriage together before Norma passed away in 2017.
Cran went to work for Ramsey Corporation as a young man and remained there until he retired in 1990. He served his community as a volunteer Fireman for over 50 years, and was known for his famous “fish frying” skills. He was also a dedicated member of New Testament Baptist Church, where he was delighted to provide ice cream to all of the children.
Cran enjoyed woodworking, making washer boxes, collecting cans and walnuts throughout town. He also loved his truck and took excellent care of his vehicles.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Spindler; his parents, Walter and Sarah Spindler; two brothers, Alfred and Elmer Spindler; and two sisters, Lois Renick and Barbara Sue Spindler.
He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Crosser and husband Curt of Punta Gorda, Florida and Diane Volner and husband Don of Sullivan, Missouri; six grandchildren, Gretchen Morrison (Randy) of Wildwood, Missouri, Brandon Martin and wife Jen of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Travis Martin and wife Tara of Columbia, Missouri, Tonya Converse of Bourbon, Missouri, Jimmy Rohrer of Leasburg, Missouri and Melanie Hardy and husband Mark of Sullivan, Missouri; 12 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Merle Spindler of Sullivan, Missouri and Gary Spindler (Mari) of Stanton, Missouri; one sister, Imogene Busch of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor David Wright officiating.
Interment followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.