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Terry Spicer

Apr 20th, 1946 - Oct 1st, 2020

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Oskaloosa Cemetery

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home


   Van Terry Spicer, age 74, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 1, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

   He was born April 20, 1946, in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Dewitt and Evelyn (Tolliver) Spicer.  He was united in marriage to Ruth Hockman on June 19, 1968, at Oak Mound Christian Church and together they have shared 52 wedding anniversaries.

   Terry worked at World Color Press in Effingham.  He was a member of the Louisville Christian Church and enjoyed playing cards, history, race cars, traveling, and spending time with his family as well as his favorite dog, “Scooter.”  An accomplished guitarist, he played lead in several southern rock and country bands in the area.

   Terry is survived by his wife: Ruth Spicer; a son: Phillip (Ericka) Spicer; a grandson: Dustin Spicer; a brother: Darrell Spicer; a sister-in-law: Fern Krutsinger; and a brother-in-law: Bob Anderson.

   He was preceded in death by his parents.

   A funeral ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Oskaloosa Cemetery.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter (CCARS) and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Linda Martin

October 2nd

Ruth, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Alan and Norma Buck

October 2nd

Sympathy is extended to Ruth and Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

October 2nd

Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family. May God comfort you in this time of need.

Pauline Frost

October 2nd

So sorry for your loss Ruth.

Jim Freeman

October 2nd

Terry was a dear friend and camping buddy will miss him.

Joe & Rhonda

October 2nd

We share in your loss and will miss him terribly. Love you all.

Bob and Marlene Smith

October 2nd

So very sorry to hear about Terry. He was a good man! Our sympathy to the family and especially Ruthie! Hugs!!

Devona Haws

October 2nd

I’m so sorry for your loss Ruthie. You have been prayed for and will continue.

Eddie & Virginia Lamb

October 2nd

So very sorry for your loss, will miss his smile.7

Jencie and Pete

October 3rd

Thinking of you Ruth so sorry for your loss

Jerry and Virginia Dennis

October 3rd

So sorry for your family,he was a good man!!

Steve and Barb Case

October 3rd

Sending prayers for strength and understanding to Ruth and the family. Spice was one of the most soft spoken men with a great sense of humor and an even better talent for guitar. He will be missed by all of his friends down in the Mason Edgewood area.


October 3rd

Phil and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary and Dedra (Chitwood) Wagoner

Vickie Sachau

October 3rd

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you for GOD to give you strength

Larry Barbee

October 4th

So sorry for your loss.


October 5th

God bless you all. .. so very sorry .. God needed this good man with him. Hugs to u. Ruth and dusty and the family..

Gary and Linda Schnepper

October 3rd

Ruthie, so very sorry to hear about Terry. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Glenda Cooper

October 3rd

So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. May God be with you and your family at this time.

The Jamison's

October 3rd

Terry was my best friend and Thank you Ruth for letting us share your time with this great man (he was baptized by my Brother remember) for cards, Camping & our trip together to Fall Creek Falls. I can only imagine that heaven looks a lot like his best camping "spot". We Love you.

Rose Mary McKnelly

October 3rd

Ruth &Family, so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Love and prayers!

Ray Nuxoll

October 3rd

Ruth and Phillip, I worked with Terry for many years. Shared a lot of laughs. We got to know each other’s families through our conversations. He loved you both very much. I am sorry I can’t go to the funeral, but if either of you want to talk about Terry you can call me, cell 217-821-5831. Thinking of of you and Terry, Ray

John and Caroline Zink

October 3rd

So sorry for your loss Ruth, our prayers are with you and your family!

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

October 4th

So sorry to hear Ruthie! Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

Bob & Shannon Grilec

October 4th

Ruth, Bob & I wish to send you & family our sincere Condolences .We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers & Love Bob & Shannon Grilec

Nancy Weixner

October 4th

Ruth and family so sorry for your loss praying for comfort now and the days ahead

Janice Willison Embrey

October 8th

I am so sorry you lost Terry. He was a very nice guy. God's blessing!

Sue and Speedy Bailey

October 6th

So sorry for your loss. Just seems not that long ago I saw you at Flora when I was doing therepy. Was going to come to visitation but Soeedy had to have a cat scan in Effingham and we did not get back in time. Van Terry and I were neighbors when we were kids.



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Steve & Carol Oestreich
Linda Martin
Pauline Hopkins Frost.
Rita Weidner
Jim & Karen Williams
Artdean,Angelia Warren&family
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Dave and Linda Schymick
Leon & Glenda Sharp
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Jim & Ardeth Freeman
Mark Dunnigan
Mike and Bonnie Bailey
Dana &Janet (Sanders) Franklin
Joe & Rhonda
Bob and Marlene Smith
Jim and Aleta Tackitt
Linda Harrell Judd
Lynn and Judy Van Dyke
Steve and Patsy Greenwood
Linda Welty Boyd
Ray and Ginger Williams
Ryan Anderson
Eddie & Virginia Lamb
Barbara Lamb
Dave and Linda Thompson
Susan Good Burroughs
Debra Blank
Ray & Nancy Corry
Jerry and Virginia Dennis
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Nate and Angi Bible
Walterene and family
Tom & Nancy McGee
Gary and Linda Schnepper
Toni Carder
Vickie Sachau
Glenda Cooper
Bruce & Nannette Richards
The O'Dell Family
The Jamison's
Pat Ridgeway
John and Caroline Zink
Jim and Brenda Thompson
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Randy and Donna Payne
Robert & Janice Hagen
Bob and Erma Jones
Paul & Jo Ann Rose
The O'Dell Family
Jim & Janice Frost
Peggy Borcherding
Roger & Naomi Murphy
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford


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