Windell Morris Splawn Sr., 88, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decautr with the Rev. Ron Andrews officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins.
Pallbearers will be David Splawn, Jonathan Splawn, Jared Splawn, Daniel Splawn, Robert Splawn, Michael Splawn and Jordan Splawn.
Windell was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Boyd to Benjamin Allen and Ludie (Warren) Splawn. He married Lila Jean Wright and retired from Lockheed Corp. as a machinist after 65 years of service. He was an Army veteran, having served during World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Windell Splawn Jr. and wife, Janice, of Decatur and David Splawn and wife, Jodie, of Tyler; grandchildren David Splawn and wife, Amber, of Decatur, Jonathan Splawn and wife, Holly, of Alvord, Leanne, Jared, Elizabeth and Daniel Splawn, all of Decatur, Robert Splawn and wife, Kim, of Rhome, and James Splawn and wife, Cassie, of Tyler; great-grandchildren Carter, Ben, Ethan, Caleb, Karsen, Michael, Jordan and Trisha; great-great-granddaughter Kylie; brother Billy Splawn; sisters Florine Wade, Glenella Whitaker and Jaunell Culver; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Windell was preceded in death by his wife, Lila Splawn, in Decemeber 2000; brother Allen Maurice Splawn; and sister Bobby Lee Henderson.