MILTON - The Reverend Donald Spiller, 86, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born on January 1, 1932 in Cumberland, Maryland and was the son of the late Maynard D. and Viola C. (Kent) Spiller. Donald was married to Frances Jane (Harmon) of Dewart, who survives.
Donald served his country proudly, earning the rank of Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal while enlisted and was honorably discharged after 8 years of service. When he returned home, he found employment at Reed’s Cleaners where he worked as dry cleaning manager and spotter for many years. Later he worked at International Paper in Lewisburg, as a dock supervisor at Interstate Trucking Company in New Columbia, and finally as an aide at the Laurelton Center until he retired.
He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Milton where he served as pastor for 11 years. He enjoyed serving in the church, ministering to the congregation and participating in the Milton Ministerium as the representative of St. Paul. Donald was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed target shooting, an activity that he shared with both his daughter and granddaughter. He also enjoyed traveling, and collecting classic model cars, but most of all he loved serving the Lord and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by one daughter; Elizabeth Cash of Washington, DC, four grandchildren; Dawn Spiller, Krystal Taylor, Umar Cash and Miriam Cash, three great grandchildren, one brother; John Spiller of Bridgeport, CT, two sisters-in-law; Helen Williams of Milton and Gloria Spiller of St. Augustine, Fla along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by two sons; Doug and Donnie Spiller and one brother; Clarence Spiller.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Milton.
A public viewing will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front St., Milton and again from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Monday, September 24, 2018 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 231 Willow Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 1:00 pm with the Reverend Cynthia Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery Milton with full military honors.