Timothy George Spillers, 49, of Columbia City, died at 7:13 a.m. Sept. 18, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan in Ludington, Mich. after a drowning accident. He was born March 15, 1961 in Jackson, Mich. to James Vernet and Jacqueline Ann (Wright) Spillers.
He was raised in Michigan, moving to Fort Wayne in 1979 and then moved to Whitley County in 1981. He graduated from Jackson High School, Jackson, Mich. with the Class of 1979. He was married on June 12, 1982 at the Dunfee Missionary Church to Sally A. Geiger.
He attended ITT College graduating with the Class of 1981, receiving an associate degree in electronics and an additional certification in HVAC. He first worked at Triad Utrad, Huntington from 1981-1984, at Magnavox Whitley County from 1984-1989, ITT Aerospace from 1989-1999 and Bradford Scott, Fort Wayne from 1999-2003 and lastly he is currently employed with Foyle Plumbing and Heating as an HVAC Technician for the past seven years. He was a member of ABATE of Indiana, Inc. specializing in motorcycle safety and he also held his private pilot’s license.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Spillers of Columbia City; two daughters, Megan Sue and Danielle “Dani” Elizabeth Spillers, both of Columbia City; parents, James and Jacqueline Spillers of Comstock Park, Mich.; sister, Lesa (Al) Rose of Jackson, Mich.; one nephew and two nieces; numerous aunts and uncles; mother-in-law, Jo Ann Geiger of Columbia City; and one sister-in-law, Catherine “Katie” Geiger of Columbia City.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Kim Daniel Spillers, a sister-in-law, Edwina “Winnie” Geiger, maternal and paternal grandparents and father-in-law, Phil Geiger.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Jerry Blanchard of the Anthony Wayne First Church of God, Fort Wayne officiating.
Memorial bequests may be given in Mr. Spillers’ memory to Whitley County Special Olympics or Dewart Lake Fireworks Fund. Envelopes will be available through the funeral home. To sign the guest register or leave a family condolence, log onto www.demoneygrimes . com.