Anthony Spanihel

May 12, 1962 – September 10, 2017

Anthony (Tony) Spanihel, age 55, of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Smith-King Cemetery in Mound. Anthony was born on May 12, 1962, in Austin. He grew up in Louise, Texas, and graduated from Louise High School in 1980. He graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston in 1982. He married Carla Phipps on November 6, 1982. They resided in El Campo and worked at Wheeler Funeral Home, moving to Dallas, until moving to Gatesville in 1995, working at Sheffield Funeral Home in Temple. He recently drove for the HOP transit service in Belton for five years. He was preceded in death by his father, Alphonse Spanihel; son, Marcus Spanihel; and an infant daughter, Tiffany Spanihel. He is survived by his wife, Carla Spanihel; mother, Mildred Spanihel of Louise; daughter, Stephanie Lam and husband, Dustin of Gatesville; brother, Greg Spanihel of Sherman; sister, Diana Spanihel Blumrick of Louise; one granddaughter, Joleen Lam; and several nieces and nephews.

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