Samuel E. Spaulding

Samuel E. Spaulding, 88, of Cecilia, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home. He was a husband, father, and friend. A native of Kentucky, Sam was born on January 28, 1931 in Falls of the Rough, the youngest of 4 children. Sam married Ute Schindler on April 24, 1968. Sam served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He served his country with pride and honor and retired after 22 years, receiving 2 Bronze Stars, one for valor and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, one for valor, among many other commendations. Sam worked for the U.S. Post Office in Elizabethtown as a rural route mail carrier where he retired in 1996 after 17 years of service. He continued to keep busy on a variety of projects, but perhaps will be most remembered for his love of gardening. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Douglas Spaulding; his mother, Mary Guinn Spaulding; and two sisters, Alice Luna and Wanda McDonald. He is survived his wife of 50 years, Ute; one daughter, Laura Ann Gomez (Anthony); three grandchildren, Caitlyn Bump, Alicia, and Hunter Gomez; his sister, Imogene Ragsdale; and special friends, Freida Thomas, Brad and Wendy Lowder, and Todd Meyer and family. Memorial services will be held at Brown Funeral Home on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Elizabethtown, KY, with visitation from 2-4 p.m. and funeral services starting at 4 p.m. The graveside memorial service with military honors will be Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hardin County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be expressed online at


Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Saturday, February 23, 2019 starting at 4:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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