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Lee "Kermit" Spracklen

Lee “Kermit” Spracklen, 77 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 after over an 8-year battle with Mesothelioma. He was born on October 18, 1940 in Hillsboro, IL the son of Walter and Martha Spracklen. Kermit graduated from Nokomis High School in 1958. He married Linda Durbin on December 9, 1961. He retired from Caterpillar in Aurora after 35 years and returned to the Nokomis area. Prior to his illness he enjoyed bowling, riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, basketball, cards, and classic cars. He was well known for his sense of humor and smile. He will be forever known as iron man by his daughters.

He is survived by his daughters: Krystal (Sandy) Spracklen, Kebra (John) Crafton, Grandchildren: Miranda and J.J. Crafton, Great-Granddaughter: Braylynn Crafton, sisters: Shannon King and April (Gary) Getz, several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and in-Laws. Special friends Ron & Sharon Mills, Christine Santelli and Cassie Knepp. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Linda, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Special thanks to Dr. Velasco and his staff for their dedicated service to our dad.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. I met him when I visited my dad Larry Curtin. He was a nice friendly person.
Carol Ruggles

Carol Ruggles Jul 6 2018 12:00 AM

When I came to Hickory Estates in June 2015, I was assigned to a table of 4 in the dining room, which included Lee Spracklen. He was an easy guy to get acquainted with and we have remained good friends. We shared many stories of NASCAR, snowmobiles, and good food over the years since then. We also played Rummy a lot and he was a pleasure to play with. His memory, wit and smile were exceptional. I will always remember him.
Larry Curtin

Larry Curtin Jul 6 2018 12:00 AM

An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was ordered on July 3, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 3 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lee "Kermit" Spracklen

Rodell and Donna Carroll Jul 2 2018 12:00 AM


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Jess, Michelle, Deb, Pam and Marjie.

Expression of Sympathy Jul 2 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Kermit was one of the sweetest, funniest Uncles . He always had a grin on his face. I dont think I ever saw him angry! Ill miss my visits with him.....usually in an aisle in Walmart! He battled cancer for a very long time......always with dignity and that awesome smile on his face! RIP Uncle Kermit! Im so happy our Aunt Linda picked you to be our uncle!

Rhonda Grieme Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM

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