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“john will be sorely missed, we are her for you if you need us. have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: russell and gayle smith

“Our condolence go out to you and your family at this time. John will be missed. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: The Smith Family

“Sincerest condolences from our family to yours. We lost a family member this past year and know how deeply the pain is felt. May your memories and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Dot Brady

“My thoughts and prayers are with John's extended family and many friends. John was a good friend and coworker for many years. He was a thoughtful...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry Kelly

“We were shocked to hear of John's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Just know that God has his Hand on your family and will see you...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Randy & Cheryl Spinks

“My deepest sympathies to Helen and the rest of john's extended family. I worked with john for more than 30 years and could not think of a more...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Buzzell

“My thoughts and prayers go out to wonderful loving family he will be missed but hes watching over us all now...better place ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: michelle&buck eldreth

“Helen - my heart reaches out to you. He loved you very much. He always spoke so lovingly of you. I just cannot believe he is gone. My prayers are...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Gibeck

“I was stunned to learn of John's passing. May your warm memories of him comfort you during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences to John's...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Alderman

“May you be surrounded by the warmth of God's love. Thinking of your family and lifting you up in prayer during this difficult time. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Rhoda Alderman Smith

“May our gracious and loving heavenly Father povide His peace and comfort to John's loved ones. Life in this world must end, sometimes quite...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Arlo J. Alderman

“My deepest sympathy to Helen and to John's family. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. John was a wonderful man. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Evans


John Nelson Spinks, son of the late Viola and Nelson Spinks, age 64, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at his home.

John is a veteran of the US Air Force and after 33 years, he retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Canteen. John was very well known and loved after many years of hard dedication as a bartender in Cecil County.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Marie Spinks; sister, Linda Helms of FL; daughter, Jackie McPherson of AR; son, Jason Spinks of FL; daughter, Jesse Spinks of Elkton, MD; granddaughter, Heather McPherson of AR; great grandson, Zayden McPherson of AR, step children, Karen Bibey of MD and Heather Jones of DE; and step grandchildren, Haley Bibey of MD, Paul Michael Jones Jr. of DE, and Matthew Garick Jr. of MD.

A service honoring John's life will be held at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. (formerly Gee Funeral Home), 259 East Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921, where friends and family may call from 6 - 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home.