CHARLESTON - Max Herbert "Jack" Spoon, 81, died at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born July 2, 1925, in West Plains, he was the son of the late John and Minnie Mize Spoon. In April 1956, he moved to Cleveland where he was employed as a dock worker with Arkansas Best Freight Trucking Co. He retired in 1980 and returned to Charleston in January 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
On Sept. 12, 1954, he married Inavee Brown, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Quintin and Tracy Spoon of Peoria, Ariz., Jerry and Annie Brown and John and Charley Spoon of Cleveland; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Edward Taylor of Cleveland; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, Richard Spoon, Bennie Albert Jones, Vernon Jones, Ernest Jones and Max Bannister; and two sisters, Mozell Spoon and Hester Jones preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Jim Eskew, pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand, will officiate.
Burial with full military graveside rites provided by the Missouri Military Honor Guard will follow at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Scopus.
Pallbearers will be: William Taylor, Robert Taylor, Johnnie Brown, Kelly Brown, Jonathon Brown, Floyd Brown and C.D. Brown.