Bennie C. Spinks (1939-2017)

Bennie C. Spinks
October 24, 1939 – April 28, 2017

Retired Air Force Master Sergeant Bennie C. Spinks, age 77, of Fairview Heights born October 24, 1939 in Cordova, Ala., died Friday, April 28, 2017 at Memorial Hospital Belleville.

Bennie moved to the metro-east in 1976 when he was stationed at Scott AFB. He worked in Military Personnel, retired from the Air Force in 1980, and continued his work with civil service. He was a graduate of Parks College. Bennie enjoyed camping, fishing, and bowling.
Surviving are his dear wife of nearly 50 years, Bobbie, nee Rucker, Spinks of Fairview Heights; son Brian Spinks of Fairview Heights; granddaughter Piper Spinks of Swansea; brother Jack Spinks, and sister Barbara Carden, both of Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter T. and Martha, nee Mickel, Spinks; his infant daughter Brenda; and his siblings June Spinks, Mabel McBrayer, Andrew Bud Spinks, Walter F. Spinks, Robert Guy Spinks, and Charlie Roy Spinks.
Memorial donations are suggested to either American Lung Association or American Heart Association. The guestbook may be signed at

Funeral: A gathering to celebrate his life will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Shiloh Eagles Hall, 100 Eagle Dr., Shiloh, IL 62221.

Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O’Fallon, Illinois