Obituary: Dasan E. Spires

by Staff on July 31, 2012

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March 15, 1979 – July 28, 2012

Dasan E. Spires, 33, of Heltonville, passed away on Saturday from injuries sustained in an auto accident which also claimed the life of his fiancée Laura Duncan.

Born March 15, 1979, in Bedford, he was the son of Michael and Christie (Harrell) Spires.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1998. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he received a commendation medal for extinguishing a fire which threatened a plane and its pilot.

He owned A-1 Excavating and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local No. 181 and of the Baptist faith.

He loved his family and friends, riding his Harley, boating, weightlifting, the outdoors and caring for his dogs.

Survivors include his mother, Christie, of Heltonville; his father, Michael, of Bedford; two brothers, Ty Spires of Heltonville and Cam Spires and wife Amy of Springville; a niece, Chloe Spires; nephews, Caden and Casen Spires; aunt, Donna Evans of Heltonville; uncles, Greg Spires of Bloomington, Steven Spires and wife Cora of Bedford, Tracy Spires and wife Mary of Colorado and Tom Harrell and wife Rhonda of Lexington, Ky.; several cousins; and his grandmother, Helen Spires of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herbert Dale and Violet Harrell; and his paternal grandfather, Charles Eugene Spires.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Heltonville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 111, Heltonville, IN 47436.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dasan at

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