Clyde Murray Spires. 79 of rural Augusta, died Saturday, March 2, 2013.
The celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado. Burial will follow the services in Walnut Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.
Clyde was born Oct. 17, 1933 in El Dorado, the son of Clyde Harvey and Lillian Good Spires. He attended school in El Dorado and graduated with the Class of 1952. He also attended Butler County College. During the Korean War he served his country in the United States Navy. On Nov.13, 1955 he married Inez Dorrene Burkland in Oldsburg, Kan. She preceded him in death Oct. 29, 2004. For 43 years he worked at Beech Aircraft in the Fabrication department retiring as supervisor in 1995.
Memberships included the First Christian Church, Patmos Masonic Lodge, Wichita Scottish Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star. He loved to travel with friends and family.
Surviving family include: daughter and her husband Marcella and Sam Scribner; brother, Clifford Spires of El Dorado; sisters, Darlene Montgomery of El Dorado and Phyllis Calvert of Wichita; grandchildren A.Z. Scribner and Samantha Scribner, both of Augusta; great-grandchild, Pepper Scribner; and his buddy Oscar.
A memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Hospice. Please share a memory of Clyde at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome. com