Melvin “Mutt” R. Spillars

Posted 3/3/20

Melvin “Mutt” R. Spillars

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Melvin “Mutt” R. Spillars


Melvin “Mutt” R. Spillars

Born: August 27, 1922 in Madison County

Married: Crystol Kelton December 20, 1947 in Madison County, TX

Died: February 24, 2020 in League City, Texas at 97 years and 6 months

Graveside services performed on February 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Park Cemetery by Rev. Mark McClanahan of First United Methodist Church of Normangee, Texas.

Mutt was preceded in death by: Parents: Dee and Sudie Spillars

Brothers: Norman and J.D. Spillars

Sisters: Cora, Velma, Vera Standley and Era Berrier.

Survived by wife of 72 years, Crystol Spillars, sister, Betty Jo and husband Jimmie Earl Gilbert and many nieces and nephews.

Mutt joined the U.S. Navy as a member of the Seabees serving for two years in the Philippines. He was discharged in November of 1945. He and Crystol married in 1947 and moved to Pasadena, Texas where he worked for Atlas Bradford Company until he retired in 1985. They later moved to Kemah, Texas. Mutt was blessed with a long healthy life and will be missed by his family.