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“My deepest condolences on your loss. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Spaw's passing and I cannot believe the passing for Patsy's son Greg. May God...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: LeAnn Cammack - Austin, TX

“Thank you, Chester,, for your service to our country. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX

“Steve, Our hearts go out to you and your family in this time of sadness. You remain in our prayers and thoughts. Brad Toups and Family ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Brad Toups - Austin, TX

“I am so sorry to learn of Chester's passing. I think I thought he would live forever. I didn't know him well as an uncle but more in his role of Big...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Robin - Watauga, TX

“It's hard to believe that this very vital and charming gentleman has finally deserted us for heaven. He and my mom, Ellen, were the same age and she...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Beverly Shelton Acker - TX

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Spaw family. Chester and I were life-long friends. We met when we were kids and have stayed in touch since...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mable Miles Lehman - Wimberley, TX

“Patsy, I am so sorry for your loss. Larry Fitzgerald, Doorkeeper. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Fitzgerald - Austin, TX

“Steve & Patsy, Our hearts go out to you for your double loss. Marianne's brother Bill Lipscombe died tragically on 10/29 in Lake Buchanan and she...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Steve & Marianne Marshall - VT

“A rascal. History buff. Loyal to his interests. Proud of his legacy (children upon children). Seabee brother. Supportive when his grandchildren both...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sabra - Cedar Park, TX

“I'm so sorry for your losses. My father (Pete Glosson) and your father were great friends, both being raised in Drippin'. Dad was hospitalized...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Merlene Glosson Myers - TX

“Patsy and Steve, Jeff, Jason, I are heartbroken over your losses this week. I didn't know Steve's father, but anyone who raised such a wonderful...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Davis - Leander, TX

“Prayers are with all of the family. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Martha Perkins

“On behalf of the San Antonio Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, our deepest condolences and prayers are with Cindy and the entire family. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Rick Alarcon - San Antonio, TX


Chester Lamar Spaw, age 96, passed away on November 4, 2012, after a life lived to the fullest. Chester was born September 19, 1916, in Dripping Springs, Texas, but called Austin his home for most of his life. His parents were George Beverly Spaw and Willie Mae Peal Spaw. He married the love of his life, Maurine Elliott, on March 29 1941, and their marriage was blessed with two children, Steve and Nancy.

Chester was a man of many talents and interests. He served his country in World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Navy Seabee, 14th Naval Construction Battalion. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after 30 years of service, but continued his air conditioning business until he was 74, when he began a new and soon-to-be thriving business, Kilkenny Cakes, with partner, Gail Brown. At age 84, he sold the business and officially retired, devoting himself to family, friends, and his beloved Dripping Springs. He worked hard all his life, he never met a stranger, he loved his country, and he was truly a member of the greatest generation.

Chester was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one brother, George, Jr. He is survived by his son, Steve and his wife, Patsy; his daughter, Nancy and her husband, Avarice McLain; a sister, Janis Blackburn; a brother, James; grandchildren Scott and Kim Spaw, Jeff and Brittany Spaw, Christy and Scott Biggers, Cindy and Chad Godfrey, Greg (who was killed in a car accident the following day on his way to help with arrangements for his grandfather) and Becky Spaw, and Stacy and Ray Akins; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ace Alsup for his many years of loving care and friendship and the staff at Parsons House in Austin and Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their tender care during his last months.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Interment will follow at Wallace Mountain Cemetery in Dripping Springs.

In lieu of flowers please make donations for the benefit of Greg Spaw's 7 children in care of Prosperity Bank, P. O. Box 626, Elgin, TX 78621 or any Prosperity Bank location payable to Becky Spaw.