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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • 1st Sgt. (ret) Bobbie G. Spaulding, 81, of Cottageville, WV

  • 1st Sgt. (ret) Bobbie Gene Spaulding, 81, of the Cow Run community, Cottageville, WV, passed away August 5, 2013, at his home.
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  • 1st Sgt. (ret) Bobbie Gene Spaulding, 81, of the Cow Run community, Cottageville, WV, passed away August 5, 2013, at his home.
    He was born March 11, 1932, in Cottageville, a son of the late George and Iva (Harris) Spaulding. His wife, Jacqueline Mary (Compton) Spaulding, daughters, Michelle Spaulding, and Ivy Alexander, and sisters, Betty Miller, and Florence Spaulding, also preceded him in death.
    He was a retired 1st Sergeant from the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany during part of his career and served with Special Forces in the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was the recipient of many medals and commendations including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his great grandchildren.
    Survivors include his children, Patricia Barnette, Katina and her husband, Kenneth McDade, and Harold Spaulding and his wife, Jennifer, all of Cottageville; nine grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
    Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Cherry Grove Cemetery, Cottageville, WV, with military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley, and the United States Army. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service. Email condolences may be sent to: castofh@gmail.com

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