Wilber Spaulding, age 92, of Mooresville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021.
Wilber was born on November 3, 1928, to Frank and Lola (Dooley) Spaulding in Mitchell, Indiana. He married Mary Lois Parsons on October 9, 1954, in Huron, Indiana, and they shared 66 wonderful years together.
He graduated from Shoals High School in 1947, where the family resided. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Wilber worked for General Motors, mostly at Plant 5 in Maywood, Indiana, for over 30 years before retiring. He was an excellent hunter and fisherman. In his teen years, during World War II when food was scarce, he relied upon his skills to help feed his family, while his older brother Jim was away serving in the war. Later in life he enjoyed fishing and camping at various places, like Hindostan Falls and Cataract Lake.
Wilber was an avid IU fan, especially during the Bobby Knight era. He also enjoyed cheering for Hamilton Southeastern and Plainfield High School, when his grandsons were playing sports and for the Colts. He especially loved watching Nascar races on Sunday afternoons with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary; his children, Diana Winings and husband Dan, Ron Spaulding, David Spaulding, and Roger Spaulding and wife Kim; nine grandchildren, Chris Winings and wife Dawn, Jennifer and Bonnie Winings, Danielle Randles and husband Braden, Lindsay Jones and husband Chris, Nick Spaulding and wife Star, and Matt Spaulding and wife Emily, and Michael and Cody Spaulding; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, James Spaulding, Mary Mullens, Ivy Davidson, Maxine Payne, Irving Spaulding, who died at the age of 2, and Opal Leonard.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., prior to the service on Thursday, February 25th, at the Jones Family Mortuary, in Mooresville. Pastor Terry Crist will officiate a celebration of life service at 1:00 p.m.
A graveside service will follow immediately after the funeral at the White Lick Cemetery, in Mooresville.