Nicholas  Spondike, Jr.
Nicholas Spondike Jr. of West Monroe, La., passed away Tuesday (Sept. 10, 2019) at 92.
He was born on April 9, 1927, to Nicholas Spondike, Sr. and Helen (Kenosh) Spondike in Sharon. Nick (a.k.a. Bud) had a rich, colorful childhood, full of pranks and antics, which he thoroughly enjoyed and loved to talk about. He was sharp in school, and a keen athlete, excelling at golf and basketball throughout high school.
He joined the Navy, assigned to active duty aboard the USS Fiske. Upon his honorable discharge, he married his best friend's cousin, the light of his life, Alice (Potock), on Aug. 18, 1948.
He was a bright, intelligent and witty man. Following his service with the Navy, he was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. He lettered in golf and basketball throughout his Marietta College years.
He was an expert draftsman and became one of the early pioneers in the software engineering industry, retiring in the late 1980s. He and Alice then moved to a beautiful lake home he designed in West Monroe, to be closer to family.
Nick was a loving father and grandfather and a true and loyal friend. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and took part in a variety of golf outings. Of particular pride to him was winning the Westinghouse Golf Tournament for 15 straight years.
He is survived by: his son, Nicholas Spondike, III (Beverly) of Spanish Fort, Ala.; daughter, Allyson Spondike (Tom Longo) of Lone Oak, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas Spondike, IV (Jennifer) of Yorkville, Ill., and Nathan Spondike (Susan) of Woodhaven, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren, Reagen, Grayson, and Cylah.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Alice Spondike; his parents, Nicholas, Sr. and Helen Spondike; and his sister, Doris Ross.
To convey condolences and sign an online registry, please visit TJMfuneral.com.
Published on September 21, 2019

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