Obituary: David Spainhour

May 18, 2022
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David Spainhour, 76 of Mansfield, Texas, passed away May 7, 2022. David was born on Sept. 17, 1945, in Halifax, Va., to Mary Jane (Adkins) and Frank William Spainhour. He attended high school in South Boston, Va., then later moved to Texas and pursued a career in demolition.

David loved dogs. It is hard to find a picture of him without a dog on his lap. He also enjoyed food, reading and cars. In his younger years he participated in drag racing, a hobby he took pride in.

David married his wife of 35 years, Diana Spainhour, in Fort Worth on Nov. 14, 1986. He had four children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His laughter could fill a room and as they would describe him, he was onery but kind; he was quiet about his love, but they always knew it was there.

David leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Diana Spainhour; sons, Christopher Spainhour and James Spainhour (Tarra); daughters, Charlene Sipilovic (Esad) and Tina Whitaker (Johnathan); grandchildren,  Matthew Spainhour (Marissa), Celeste Coleman (Kyle), Candice Spainhour (Morgan), Ryann Spainhour, Sheherzada Sipilovic (Michael), Zahrah Sipilovic, Esad Sipilovic, Ronin Sipilovic (Sabrina), Jaidyn Whitaker, Stuart Mann and Stephani Hall; brother, Beverly Spainhour; sister, Linda Campbell (Ken); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Blessing Colonial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please honor David by donating to local animal shelters.

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