Col. (Ret.) Robert's Story
Col. (Ret.) Robert Ernest Spiller, 89, of Oakland, died peacefully at home after a short illness, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
Col. Spiller is survived by his wife, Cora Jane Morningstar Spiller; and four children.
He had an illustrious 30-year army career and fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, and served as the organist at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glasgow for 20 years.
Col. Spiller and his wife received numerous humanitarian and philanthropic awards to include the prestigious Jefferson Award and, most recently, the South Central Kentuckian of the Year Award. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Duncan Hines Chapel of the Christ Episcopal Church on State Street. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Boys/Girls Club of Bowling Green or the Salvation Army.
Published on January 16, 2018