He was born May 23, 1935, in Greene County, the son of William Earl and Edith (Bender) Spainhower.
Harold retired from Peabody Coal Company, Hawthorn Mine, in 1994, after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Lyons First Christian Church, over 50-year member of the Worthington Lodge #577 F & AM, over fifty-year member of the Scottish Rite of Terre Haute, a member of the Zorah Shrine of Terre Haute, the Greene County Shrine Club, & U.M.W.A. Local Union #1410. He was a kind and loving man.
Survivors include his wife, Linda C. (Mullis) Spainhower, to whom he was married June 6, 1958; his special buddy, Grizzly; his brother, Ray (Inez) Spainhower of Worthington; his aunt, Helen Bender of Worthington; nieces and nephews, Joe Archer of Utah, Jim Spainhower of Worthington, Jo Ellen Laughlin of Switz City, Jackie Holtsclaw of Worthington, Jeff Spainhower of Worthington, Brian Spainhower of Worthington, Donna Workman of Alabama, Anita Schneider of Jasonville, Cindy Ridinger of Jasonville, Eva McDuffie & Larry Workman, both of Alabama, several cousins; and a special friend, Eun Jin Choi of Crown Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Alberta DeWitt and a brother, Mearl Spainhower.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton, with Jim Land and Danny Holtsclaw officiating.
Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery near Lyons.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Dr. David Mullis Scholarship through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.