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Charles Spires

April 19, 1937 — August 1, 2016

Minonk-Charles W. Spires, age 79, of Powder Springs, Georgia formerly Minonk, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 in Powder Springs, Georgia. He was born on April 19, 1937 in Minonk, Illinois to the late Herbert & Irma Spires, and was preceded in death by his sister, Delores

Mr. Spires was a veteran of The United States Army National Guard where he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Chicago Tribune in 1961.

Charles was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Minonk, Illinois. He was a farmer all of his life and belonged to the National Farmer's Organization for 56 years, and was the Woodford County President for several years. He also worked for SMF in Minonk, Illinois; McEachern United Methodist Church in Powder Springs, and the Paulding County School System in Dallas, Georgia.

Charles was an avid volleyball player and enjoyed many years of playing and sponsoring a team in addition to being a master gardener. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He married Rose Marie Krug in 1958, she survives. Also surviving are daughters, Jane & Dave Gapinski of Marietta, Georgia; and June Spires Goodson of Powder Springs, Georgia; grandchildren, Hunter Goodson and Olivia Goodson; brother Roger & Jean Spires of Avon Park, Florida ; and his nieces and nephews.

His visitation will be held at Ruestman Harris Funeral Home, 775 N. Chestnut Street, Minonk, Illinois 61760 on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 5 pm until 8 pm. The funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10 am at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 236 W. Fifth Street, Minonk, Illinois with Rev. Ed Sinclair officiating. Interment will follow at Minonk Township Cemetery. A visitation will be on August 3, 2016 at Clark Funeral Home, 4373 Atlanta Highway, Hiram, Georgia from 6pm until 8pm.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


AUG 5. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Funeral Service

AUG 6. 10:00 AM (CDT)

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Minonk, IL

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