David Eugene “Doc” Spesard, 88, of Shelbyville died Tuesday February 2, 2011 in his home.

David was born in Greenup, Illinois on March 14, 1922, the son of Willis and Goldie (Gable) Spesard.He married Almeda C. Foor in Moline on June 22, 1951.David served his country in the army during WWII as a member of the US Army Veterinary Corp.David was a graduate of Shelbyville High School and Iowa State University. He worked as a veterinarian in Shelby County for over 30 years retiring in 1982.He was an avid sailor and enjoyed traveling with his family and friends.

Surviving are his sons Gary and wife Bari Spesard of Woodbridge, Virginia; Kent and wife Paula Spesard of Decatur; daughter Teresa and husband Jerry Smyers of Dayton, Montana; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Stanley Spesard and wife Mavis of Shelbyville; and brother-in-law Byron Peters and wife Nora of Taylorville.David was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sister Jane Spesard Peters.

Cremation has taken place.A Memorial Service will be held this Saturday, February 5, at 2:00 pm at Lockart and Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.There will be visitation one hour prior to service.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. In lieu of flowers please make donation to your favorite charity.