Witherspoon, Martin Louis ‘Spoonie’

Posted: Thu 1:47 PM, Dec 06, 2012
Funeral Home: William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam
Martin Louis “Spoonie” Witherspoon, 90, of Beaver Dam, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his residence.

He was born March 16, 1922, in Madisonville to the late John and Viola Pearl Owens. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Beaver Dam, Beaver Dam Lodge #420 F&AM, York Rite Shriners and was a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Zetta Witherspoon; a daughter, Rita Raymer; four sisters, Martha Daves, Audine Daniels, Sammie Wicks and Kathryn Cates; and a great-granddaughter, Avery Hope Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Zora Simpson Geary Witherspoon of Beaver Dam; eight children, Janet Miller of Beaver Dam, Donald (Carolyn) Phipps of Beaver Dam, Barry Wade (Barbie) Geary of Olaten, David McKinley Geary of McHenry, Shelia Kay (Ron) Gravil of Bowling Green, Bryan Keith (Joy) Geary of Fordsville, Ricky Wayne Geary of Crestwood and Mickey Lynn Geary of Hartford; a nephew, Ronnie Daves of Owensboro; two nieces, Yvonne Whitfield and Patsy Crawford, both of Madisonville; a son-in-law, Steve Raymer of Beaver Dam; 17 grandchildren, Donna, Sonny, Tony, Angie, Brandon, Heath, Bradford, Jeremy, Aaron, Martin, Bryanne, Arielle, Lauren, Bethany, Jon Michael, Stephanie and Karissa; 36 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Mike Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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