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Feb. 23, 1922—March 21, 2016 Robert Spees Jr., 94, of Crossville, TN, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, at The Bridge at Rockwood in Rockwood, TN. He was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Wapakoneta, OH, son of the late Robert and Jessie (Bowersock) Spees. Robert worked as a prison guard for the state of Ohio. He is survived by his son, Larry Spees (Robbie); daughter, Rosetta Springsteen (John); step-sons, George Thompson, John Thompson and Mike Thompson; and step-daughters, Sylvia Hassler, Jeannette Wright and Nancy Baker. He is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Willette Ann (Wheeler) Spees; step-son, Don Thompson; step-daughter, Judith Davenport; brother, John Spees; and sister, Lena May Presser. Pallbearers were Dale Baker, Dale Baker Jr., Darren Baker, Larry Spees, John Springsteen and Roger Baker. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Friday, March 25, 2016, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Vern Daugherty officiating. Interment in Crossville City Cemetery. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
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