Cover photo for Joe W. Spaulding Sr.'s Obituary
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Joe W. Spaulding Sr.

September 5, 1947 — February 20, 2024

Kansas City, Missouri

Joe W. Spaulding Sr.


Joe Willie Spaulding was born September 5, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Ada and Charlie Ray Spaulding. Joe along with his brother Nathaniel and sister Gail were later moved to Adairville, Kentucky with their Father when Joe was 3 years old. There Joe lived with his grandmother Magnolia Spaulding and later raised by Lucille Spaulding.

Joe went to school in Adairville, Kentucky and at an early age he accepted Christ into his life and became a member of Selectman Chapel AME Church.

In 1964 Joe joined the Army and completed his education. After serving 3 years in the military, Joe moved to Kansas and worked for Barnes & Dodge Prefabrication and later retired from City Wide.

Joe had a passion for cars and became the Mechanic that everyone could call on. “Smokin Joe” He loved working on cars and riding his motorcycle and became a member of Force One Motorcycle Club. You could always find him under the hood of anything that had four wheels and an engine. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his Family and Friends sitting in his driveway spreading word of God and encouraging everyone to live life and enjoy each and every moment because tomorrow isn’t promised.

Joe Spaulding was blessed to have loved three wonderful women throughout his life. Willia Stuart (who proceeded him in death) to this union four children. Carol Johnson to this union three children and Teresa Spaulding to this union two children.

Joe is preceded in death by his mother and father Ada and Charlie Ray Spaulding, a brother Walter Lee White and two sisters Evorah Jean Ducan and Joyce Ann Spaulding.

He leaves to cherish his memories, Wife Teresa Spaulding. His children Sheryl Lewis, Cortell(Janice) Stuart Sr, Shirley Stuart-Jackson, Joe W Spaulding Jr, Anita Mason, LaTanya Savage, Jeainnie Johnson, Marshall Salter and Steven Salter, Brothers Nathaniel(Michelle)Spaulding, Frankie(Deborah)Spaulding and James(Twanda)Spaulding. Sisters Gail(Raymond)Mason, Cheryl Sydnor, Marilyn Spaulding, Deborah(David)Spaulding and Bonita Spaulding. Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Pop`s….. Brother….Grandpa Joe…… Uncle Joe… We Love You…His response…..In A Minute….

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday March 2, 2024 at 11 A.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th st., KCMO 64127.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services LLC

2800 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64127

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday March 2, 2024 at 11 A.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th st., KCMO 64127.

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