Mickey J. Spoon, 89, Reelsville, former longtime Mooresville resident, passed away February 14, 2022, and was reunited with his beloved wife, Shirlee. Mickey was born July 30, 1932, in Mooresville, to the late Ellis Gordon “Red” and Rebecca (Thompson) Spoon. He married Shirlee Ross Spoon on September 29, 1956, and she preceded him in death on November 30, 2016.
Mickey graduated from Mooresville High School in 1950 and proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a part of the 25th Infantry Division, 14th Regiment, K Company, and is believed to be one of the last few surviving members of this company. Mickey was a life member of the VFW Post 1111 and the American Legion Post 103. He was a member of First Baptist Church Mooresville, Lifeline Baptist Church, and recently attended New Providence Baptist Church in Greencastle. Mickey worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural postal carrier for more than 30 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, and playing games with his family. When asked how he was doing, he would often respond, “sweet, kind, generous, and loving.” These four words truly describe a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
In addition to his parents and Shirlee, Mickey was preceded in death by a son, Gordon Spoon, and a brother, Jesse Lee Spoon.
Survivors include children, Teresa (John) Thomas, Robert (Angela) Spoon, and Dora (the late Randy) Harmon; sister, Linda (Bob) Miller; 21 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mike Mann officiating. Burial will be in the Mooresville Cemetery. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.