Thomas Michael Spillane, 71, passed away suddenly from wounds sustained from a fall on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019, in St. George, Utah. He was born on Sept. 16, 1947, at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., to parents John Henry Spillane and Margaret Mary Ruddy Spillane.
Tom was a 1965 graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio, and a graduate of Troy State University in Alabama. He married Brenda Whitaker of San Diego, California, on Dec. 19, 1970, and they loved each other through 49 years of marriage and a 21-year military career with the Army.
The Spillanes have 12 children, 60 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and younger brothers, Patrick and Anthony. He lived on this earth and lives still as an eternal optimist.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 2750 Melissa Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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