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Eugene Spilger

April 5, 1935 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 84)

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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

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Memorial Service
May 18, 2019

10:30 AM
Faith Viera Lutheran Church (FL)

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