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Robert Spoonts

Robert Spoonts

Wednesday, September 18th, 1957 - Sunday, March 21st, 2021
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Obituary

Robert “ Bob” Spoonts died at the age of 63 on March 21, 2021 in Arlington, TX.

Memorial Service is April 1, 2021 at Wade Funeral Home at 12:00 pm with burial to follow at the National Cemetery at 2 PM. Rev. Molly Hayes will officiate. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Wade Funeral Home.

Bob was born on September 18, 1957 to Bob and Gerry Spoonts in Dallas, TX. Bob joined the Navy after graduating from Irving High School in 1976. He was assigned to the USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier and served for 4 years before returning to Texas. Bob and his wife Debbie were married on August 31, 1985 and have been married for over 35 years. Following the Navy, Bob worked for the City of Irving as a Property Officer with the Irving Police Department for 14 years. In 2001, Bob began to work for American Airlines and held a variety of positions as well as five layoffs. Most recently, Bob worked as a Fleet Service Clerk. He took great pride in rarely missing work. Bob was a loyal and trustworthy friend and employee. He had an outstanding sense of humor, enjoyed being outdoors, photography, the Dallas Cowboys, his church involvement at Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist for over 20 years as well as being with friends and family. One of his greatest joys was spending time with Alexa, who was a close family friend’s granddaughter. Bob always spent his time helping others. Bob was a victim to a severe case of COVID, from which he was unable to recover.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Spoonts; mother, Gerry Spoonts; his beloved grandparents Bill and Bonnie Belle Kline; his paternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Spoonts; his sister, Terry Spoonts; his aunts Barbara Crowley, Jerry Greer and husband, Mike; and several cousins on both sides of his family. Bob fit perfectly into Deb’s family and is survived by his beloved mother-in-law, Rita Miller; sisters in-law, Carolyn Miller and husband Mike; Marilyn Miller and husband Pat; Betty Miller as well as several cousins

Bob’s chosen sister is Tracey Williams, Alexa’s grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist - Floater Fund.

Wade Family Funeral Home
817-274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Interment

    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    Address
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, Texas 75211
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Michael Meek

Posted at 08:33pm
Michael Meek

Bob Spoonts was, is, and will always be my Brother-in-Law and friend. He was kind and generous to people, and he had a unique sense of humor that he liked to try out on strangers and friends everywhere he went.
Bob taught my youngest brother how to play chess, and my brother has never forgotten him. I and all of my family will always miss him.
RB

Randy, Peyton & Rylan Bell

Posted at 02:11pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Tom Millen

Posted at 10:47pm
I remember attending Bob and Debbie's wedding years ago while I was an undergrad at the University of Arkansas. Bob was like a brother since we both shared interests. We loved aviation and the Navy. Bob had served onboard an aircraft carrier and I was trying to get into naval aviation. Although I was unable to serve in uniform, I later became an engineer working for the Navy. Bob and I would share our military travel experiences when we were able to get together. We also enjoyed telling jokes together and talk football when we crossed paths in NW Arkansas. We would tease each other as he was a Cowboy fan and I was a Steelers fan. I was looking forward to seeing him again this coming summer. My heart goes out to all of Bob's family and friends.

Bravo Zulu (Well Done), Bob! Fair Winds and Following Seas!
With the greatest of love and respect, Tom M.
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Karen (Axel's mom ;) )-from-the-park

Posted at 09:31pm
May your memories sustain and lift you, dear Deb.
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Luamn

Posted at 10:21am
Debbie, my deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Love, Luann.
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