JOSEPH EDWARD SPALDING JR., “EDDIE”, OF OCALA FLORIDA, PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY MAY 1st 2018, AT THE VILLAGES REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN FLORIDA. HE WAS 51 YEARS OF AGE. EDDIE WAS BORN IN BARDSTOWN KENTUCKY ON APRIL 12th 1967. HE GRADUATED FROM NELSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. SOON AFTER GRADUATING, HE MOVED TO OCALA FLORIDA.
EDDIE WAS MARRIED TO BRENDA CUNDIFF SPALDING OF BARDSTOWN KENTUCKY ON MAY 9th 1987. THEY WERE MARRIED 31 YEARS. EDDIE WORKED AS A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IN CONSTRUCTION FOR MANY YEARS. LAST FEW YEARS WORKING FOR THE US POSTAL SERVICE. HE ENJOYED FISHING, HUNTING, AND LOTS OF FAMILY TIME.
EDDIE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, BRENDA SPALDING. HIS SONS, JUSTIN EDWARD SPALDING OF SUMMERFIELD FLORIDA AND NATHAN LEON SPALDING OF OCALA FLORIDA. HIS MOM, SARAH MOLLER OF OCALA FLORIDA. A GRAND-DAUGHTER, AYLEE-MAE SPALDING. A SISTER, ANNETTE DURBIN OF OCALA FLORIDA. HIS BROTHERS, CHRIS SPALDING OF SUMMERFIELD FLORIDA AND GEORGE SPALDING OF OCALA FLORIDA. EDDIE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER, JOSEPH EDWARD SPALDING SR. “JERRY.” A SISTER, DEBORAH MARIE SPALDING. GRANDPARENTS, JAMES LEO SR. AND CHRISTINE SPALDING AND EVERETT AND CORA MAE DURBIN.
MEMORIAL DONATIONS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE HOPE LODGE OF GAINESVILLE FLORIDA, 2119 SW 16TH ST. GAINESVILLE FL. 32608. (AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY).
THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH EDWARD SPALDING JR. WISHES TO THANK ALL OF THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT HAVE BEEN SO HELPFUL IN OUR TIME OF SORROW.
annette durbin says
I will miss my brother very much! He was a wonderful person.
Natalie Young says
Eddie was a wonderful soul and the world will be an emptier place without him. RIP Sweet Eddie!
Sarah Moller says
Eddie was a special person and never met a stranger. His smiles and caring attitude will be missed by this world. I miss my son so much but know he is without pain and in a better place. Love you Eddie. R.I.P.
Eddie was like a second dad! Always joking and laughing❤ He was very protective over all of us and to know he is protecting us from above makes me rest a little easy! Your love for life is in us all!
Christian Algarin says
<3 My Uncle Eddie always had a smile on his face. He had a laugh I'll never forget. I remember as a little girl he would always ask me if I was okay and if I wasn't he'd make sure I was by getting a laugh or two out of me. Such a positive man. I love you and miss you Uncle Eddie.
I know you are in a better place and out of pain. <3
Carol Newton says
Eddie was a sweet and loving person. I loved him very much and I was his god-mother. I can remember him from child hood. I will keep him in my heart forever.
Heather Johnson says
Eddie was such a sweet and caring man. So much fun to be around, never a dull moment with the Spalding family! I’m so happy that I got to spend so many years with him and all the family. He always knew how to make me smile. I will miss you eddie! ????
Brenda Spalding says
I will always love you and treasure our moments together. You were amazing husband and fathers to our sons. I am so grateful the 31 years we ha d together. I miss you terribly. And know you are not in any pain anymore . Until I see you again❤️ I know u will be waiting for me with open arms ❤️❤️Love you mostest
Jennifer Cool says
Will miss you so very much!You was always so happy and kind to everyone and you was like a brother to me.Love you so very much!RIP Eddie!
Mary Cammack says
Eddie was the most wonderful soul I have ever known. I am totally blessed to have been his Aunt Mary. I always knew when I saw his sweet face I would be hugged by my gentle giant in a way I will never forget. He was always there for whomever needed help. He and his Uncle Jewell had a very special relationship and swapped many funny stories over a glass of ice cold tea. Rest In Peace my sweet nephew.
Cindy K. LoRusso says
Eddie always had a good morning for everyone. His smile will be missed at the post office.
Carolyn Waldron says
My family and I send our condolences to the Spaulding Family.God bless you all
Leo,&Jane C. says
Leo and I love you so much Eddie! You were so kind to everybody you met. You always called us Mom and Dad which meant so much. You were a perfect son-in-law. RIP,we love you.
Eddie was the kindest person we’ve ever known. He called us mom& dad. You were a good son in law. RIP, we love you.
Lisa Tilley says
Will love and miss you. I know the deer are running freely in abundance in heaven and you are pain free and happy. RIP sweet man❤