Posted: Wed 9:05 AM, Oct 30, 2013
Funeral Home: Hillier Funeral Home
May 26, 1963 – October 24, 2013
Stephen Leslie Spring, 50, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at his home in Bryan, surrounded by his loving family. Stephen fought bravely through an extended battle with cancer. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Caldwell with Pastor Wayne Calder presiding.
He was born May 26, 1963 in Wharton, Texas to Roger and Joyce Spring. Stephen grew up in Wharton and graduated from Wharton High School in 1981. In 1984, he completed the Automotive Technology training program at Texas State Technical College in Waco. On his birthday that same year, Stephen was married to Dorothy, his wife of 29 years. Shortly after, Stephen was employed by Garlyn Shelton BMW in Bryan, where he worked as a Master BMW technician for the past 28 years.
Stephen was a strong, honest man who loved the outdoors; taking time to hunt and fish whenever possible. He volunteered for several years with Brazos Outdoor Youth Association, a group that gave kids a chance to learn and experience hunting, who may not otherwise have had the opportunity. Stephen was also a naturally gifted artist and craftsman, who enjoyed drawing and painting; as well as, woodworking. His other passion was restoring antique automobiles (specifically Ford Mustangs), which won him several awards. He was able to include his children in this hobby, as he assisted them in restoring their own cars.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Spring of Bryan; one daughter, Stephanie Spring and one son, James Spring, both of Bryan; parents, Roger and Joyce Spring of College Station; two brothers, Keith Spring of Dallas, Scott Spring and his wife Lisa of Missouri City; two grandchildren, Wyatt Pittillo, Sadie Pittillo of Bryan; their father, Wes Pittillo of Bryan; and one brother "in spirit", Russell Devorsky of Waco.
The family extends special thanks to Drs. Mark Holguin and Ekokobe Fonkem of Scott & White Temple for their care and compassion during this challenging time. Also, we are grateful for the support provided by the Garlyn Shelton team, and First United Methodist Church of Caldwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the memory of Stephen to the American Cancer Society at https://donate.cancer.org/index or a charity of your choice .
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