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Milton Ross Spaulding

July 19, 1937 — January 18, 2022


Milton Ross Spaulding


Age 84, of Moore Haven, FL, and formerly of Wilmington, Illinois, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022 after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s.

Born July 19, 1937 in Illinois, Milton was a son of Arthur and Leona (Scurrah) Spaulding. He worked at Uniroyal and retired from Northern Petrochemical in Morris. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and was an avid sportsman, who loved to fish and golf. Milt enjoyed karaoke, playing the guitar, going to the beach and hosting parties.

Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Mary; children: Tina (Rob) Murphy, of Wilmington; Tracy (Bill) Whitsel, of Moweaqua, IL; Jason Spaulding, of Moore Haven, FL and Peggy Johnson, of Joliet; grandchildren: Rachelle Nesbit, Aaron (Shannon) Sowa, Robbie (Amanda) Murphy, Jake (Gina) Murphy, Erin (Robert Fultz) Murphy, Fabiola (Justin Smith) Trujillo and Tatiano (Sydnee Harmeier) Garcia; 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Gayle and Larry Cowan.

Milt was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Margaret; four brothers and his son, Donald.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington, Illinois on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Milt will be laid to rest in the family lot with his parents and son, Donald.

Memorial contributions can be made to Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation for Research at or to Trail of Hope Animal Rescue in Okeechobee, FL at

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, June 25, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Oakwood Cemetery WIlmington In Town

700 William Street, Wilmington, IL 60481

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