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Lester "Boo" Spinks
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Obituary for Lester "Boo" Spinks

Lester “Boo” Spinks, 67, of Galesburg, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Kindred Hospital, Peoria, IL.

Boo was born May 4, 1951 in Galesburg the son of AC and Laura Irene (Blaylock) Spinks. He married Phyllis K. Shannon. They later divorced. Boo is survived by his children, Michael, Victor, Jelicija, Chavoine, Lester, Jr., Rockyen, Legan, Sonya, Troy, and Mookie; and twelve grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Curtis (Wanda) Spinks and Heston (Kathy) Spinks; sisters, Estherline (Grant) Duncan, LouAnnette (Henry) Mayberry, Cynthia (Dean) Morrison, Tuesday Spinks, Doreene Cherry, and Theresa Spinks. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rev. Calvin Spinks, Corina Spinks, Robert Spinks, and AC Spinks, Jr.; and sisters, Mattie Mixon and Emma Sargent.

Boo worked as a machinist at OMC Gale Products, Admirals, and retired from Maytag. He loved to cook and was an avid outdoorsman. He spent several years coaching the JFL Packers when his sons were younger. Boo was also a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and was a proud cousin of boxer Leon Spinks.

Visitation will be 10 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.


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Visitation

Saturday

8

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Service

Saturday

8

Sep

11:00 AM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Cemetery Details

Location

East Linwood Cemetery

W. Main St.
Galesburg, Illinoi 61401


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To the Family

1849 N. Seminary St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
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