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Joseph William Spent

Birth Date: February 15, 1972
Death Date: February 27, 2018

Joseph William Spent, 46, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Joe was born February 15, 1972 in Decatur, Illinois the son of Michael Spent and Mary (Stone) Engle. He was a talented artist who enjoyed oil painting.

Joe is survived by his mother Mary (Terry) Engle, brother Steven Spent (Shelly), sister Julie Briggeman, aunt Donna Spent, nephew Cayden Underwood, nieces Caylee Hair, Brooklynn Underwood, Tabatha Braden, and Jessica Willoughby, and cousins Brad and David Spent.

Joe was preceded in death by his father Mike, uncle William Spent Jr., and cousin William P. Spent.

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Garver Brick United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
March 10, 2018
2:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I remember you Larry, and you boys certainly had a lot of fun. Joe stayed all night at your house a lot. I hope you are doing well, and I thank you for your words. Please do remember him forever as we will. God Bless. Mary Engle, Joe's mom

  2. Joe was my best friend when were kids 10-12yrs old he was at my house and l was at his. It feels un real. Forever rememberee my friend.

  3. So many memories of Joe… a lifetime of them. My deepest condolences to all of the Spent family. May Joe now Rest In Peace and Paradise and may God wrap you all up in his arms with comfort and strength.

    Tiffany Harper

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