The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 13, 2013

James D. Spann


CAYUGA, Ind. — James D. Spann, 68, of Cayuga, passed away at 1:25 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.

James was born Dec. 25, 1944, in Warren County, Ind. He was the son of the late Delmar and Betty Lewis Spann.

James married Nancy Jackson on April 6, 1974, in Cayuga, Ind. She survives.

Other survivors include his son, Derek (Dee Riggen) Spann of Perrysville, Ind.; daughter, Stacy Craft, and mother-in-law, Madeline Jackson, both of Cayuga, Ind.; two grandchildren, Harleigh Spann of Covington, Ind., and Isaac Craft of Cayuga, Ind.; sister, Judy (Ted) Franklin of Wildwood, Fla.; brother, Jeff (Lori) Spann of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his sister Patty Spann.

James retired from Olin/Flexel after 25 years. He later drove for Curry Coal.

He was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the United States Army. James was a member of Cayuga Church of the Nazarene and the American Legion. He was a 1963 graduate of Seeger High School.

James was currently serving on the Cayuga Town Board. He enjoyed woodworking, Indiana University basketball and Colts football.

Memorial services: 6 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 14, at Cayuga Church of the Nazarene. Officiating: the Rev. Don Morgan. Visitation: 4 p.m. EDT until time of services at the church. Burial of cremains will be at Thomas Cemetery in Newport, Ind., at a later date.

The family requests contributions to the Cayuga Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1, Cayuga, IN 47928-0001 or to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Ind., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences:

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