Eugene G. Spilger, 84, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2019.
Gene was a beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Whether he was traveling, golfing, boating or just spending time with his family and friends, he enjoyed every day to its fullest. He was a U.S. Marine and served during the Korean War and recently had the privilege of experiencing an Honor Flight trip to DC.
He retired as the Space Station Project Director after a 30-year career with McDonald Douglas/Boeing. His career spanned the Saturn IV, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, Spacelab and Space Station programs.
He is survived by his daughter Patricia and husband Chris, children Jesy, Amanda and Jake Rose; daughter Kristy Pruitt and husband Michael, children Chelsea, Deann and James Pruitt; Kathy Smith Spilger and grandson Christopher, children River and Dylan Spilger. Also, a host of amazing nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18 at 10:30am at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, 5550 Faith Drive, Viera, FL.
Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home Viera is in charge of arrangements. You may sign Gene’s guestbook at www.beckmanwilliamson.com
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