We regretfully announce the passing of Joseph “Joe” Lloyd Spiker, 77, of Oak Harbor, WA on August 17th 2021 due to complications related to COVID-19.
He was born in Downey, CA on October 31, 1943 to Joseph and Frances Spiker.
Joe served in the armed forces and retired as a civilian public servant supporting the US Air Force. He went on to serve the volunteer fire department. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a stout work ethic, he started a striping business shortly after his time with the Air Force – a business he eventually expanded to include rubber removal. Joe developed and modified machinery to, among other things, annually maintain the flight line supporting the training of our nation’s pilots at Whidbey Naval Air Station. Never one to sit still, after selling his business, Joe worked seasonally until his death.
Joe was a vibrant person who loved to entertain and to make people laugh. He loved the outdoors and taking road trips. He was always thinking of his next woodworking project and enjoyed using his smoker, often sending photos to loved ones sharing his latest creations. Joe loved his grandchildren and enjoyed taking them crabbing and giving zerbits, and just spending time with them.
Joe is survived by his son Edward Spiker, his sister Ruthann Doyel Rayford, stepsons Ephraim Robbins (Jennifer) and Aaron Liebeck (Laci Fiala), stepdaughter Robin Coakley (Hunter Shepard), his loving partner Sharon McCollough, close friends Dale Kamps, Tom Sankey and grandchildren Kaitlin Scheer, Logan Robbins, Katherine Shepard, Cameron Shepard, Ciera Hendry, Katielynn Hendry, Lilly Hendry, Sutton Liebeck, Collin Liebeck and Addi Fiala. He is preceded in death by his mother Frances Spiker and father Joseph Spiker.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date. The family will notify loved ones as soon as a service is scheduled. If you’d like to honor Joe’s legacy, please make a donation as you see fit in Joseph Spiker’s name.