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Gordon Wayne Spillers

Gordon Wayne Spillers, 79, of Greenville passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017.

He was born on August 8, 1938, in Burkburnett, Texas to Marvin Spillers and Freda Ward Spillers.

Gordon's business and sales career included his serving as the manager of Howards Department Store in Commerce, during the early 1970's, from there, he went on to own and manage Gordon's Five and Dime Store in downtown Commerce, and later worked as assistant manager for WalMart in both Bonham and Commerce. He also worked on the production line for Sherwood Industries and then concluded his working career by serving in the sales department at Commerce Fix & Feed. He loved meeting the public, and assisting people in any way that he could. This work ethic earned him the Distinguished Community Service award from the Chamber of Commerce in 1989.

After retirement Gordon could be found many days on his tractor doing work around his property and tending to his cows (each one who had been named by him). He had a heart for "the little children," as was demonstrated by his always having candy in his pockets to give to any kiddos that might cross his path.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; his son, Robert (Sharon) Spillers of Cumby; his daughter, Lori (Don) Cope of Quinlan; his grandson, Nathan Spillers of Stephenville; and, his granddaughter, Sydney Spillers of Cumby.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to CASA for Hunt County (PO Box 1571, Greenville TX 75403).

Private burial for immediate family will follow the service.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

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Mr. Spillers was a great influence on my life. During my college years at ETSU, I worked with him at Wal-Mart #204. I admired how he treated everyone fairly, always displayed a healthy sense of humor, and strove to instill a good work ethic in his employees. I'm sure it was like "herding cats", but he always forged ahead.
In short, he was a gentleman.
In the ensuing years, I've used many of his witticisms and humorous observations when dealing with people.
I did not get to thank him in person, but I'm betting the many students who worked under him in those years would express the very same sentiments.
From all of us-- thank you Mr. Spillers.

Gary DiBello - - KTEN TV Mar 11 2022 10:04 PM

So sorry for your loss of this adorable man. Sorry I didn't know sooner. Gordon was one of the kindest men that thought so much of this family.

JEAN ANN SCOTT Jan 2 2018 12:00 AM

What a kind man, He will be missed RIP Mr. Spillers

Cory Hoover Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

God of the present moment, God who in Jesus stills the storm And soothes the frantic heart; Bring hope and courage to all people in uncertainty, Bring hope that you will make us the equal of whatever lies ahead. Bring us courage to endure what cannot be avoided, for your will is health and wholeness; You are God, and we need you. Amen - New Zealand Book of Common Prayer

Diana M. Richards Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family I loved working with Gordon at Sherwood he was a great guy !!!

Pattie Owens Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

I didn't know Mr. Spiller for long, but he impressed me as a caring, genuine and kind man, with a great sense of humor. I am so sorry for the family's loss.

Judy Quan Dec 26 2017 12:00 AM

I loved Gordon! He was a kind hearted man who was a great dad. He will be missed but he left this world better than he found it. Prayers for Mary, Robert, Lori and the rest of his family! Love you all! Treva

Treva LaJaunie Dec 25 2017 12:00 AM

Mr. Spillers was a kind-hearted, friendly, and outgoing man. My prayers for healing and comfort for the family during this difficult time.

Carol Lee Parrish Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

Lori, so sorry for the passing of your dad.....Prayers for you and your family.

Donny Goforth Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for the loss to the Spillers family. Gordon was an endearing man to his family and community.

Brian & Madeline Messick Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

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