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1947 James 2021

James Fred Spell

September 27, 1947 — November 1, 2021




James Fred Spell,74, of Salado passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021, at his residence.


A viewing for James will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Crotty Funeral Home in Belton with H.K. Ballard officiating. A funeral procession will lead his family and friends to Killeen City Cemetery in Killeen following funeral services where military honor will be performed.


James was born on September 27, 1947, to James and Julie Spell in Marburg, Germany. He married the love of his life Betty Bernier on March 26, 1974, in Germany. James joined the U.S. Army on October 1, 1966 and served for twenty years and then continued to serve in civil service for additional twenty years. James worked in prosthetics for most of his career He truly enjoyed helping his fellow soldiers gain their mobility and independence again. James enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, and was an antique car enthusiast. He loved spending time with his family, and especially, his grandchildren.


James is preceded in death by his parents, James and Julie Spell.


He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Spell of Salado, his sons, Johnathan Spell and wife, Yvonne of Jarrell, and James F. Spell Jr. and wife, Gretchen of Georgetown, his four cherished grandchildren, Scarlett, Savannah, Luke, Alaina, and many cherished relatives, and friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton. 

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