Delbert D. Spalding, 84, St. Joseph, MO

Published 05/01 2014 08:50AM

Updated 05/01 2014 09:36AM

Delbert D. Spalding, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 16, 1930 to William R. and Alva E. (Knorr) Spalding in Amity, Missouri.

On July 23, 1951, Delbert married Eileen Neil who preceded him in death on February 17, 2003. He later married Velma McFarland on September 4, 2003. She survives of the home.

Mr. Spalding served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He managed the Frog Hop Gas Station for 42 years. Delbert was a member of American Legion Post #359 and Disabled American Veterans.

Additional survivors: daughter, Debra Laflen (William), Anchorage, Alaska; son, Dennis Spalding, St. Joseph, Missouri; two grandsons, Derek Spalding and Brandon McAsey; and one granddaughter, Becky Moore.

Services: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.   Online guest book and obituary at

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