Fredrick Wade Spanutius, 90

Fredrick Wade Spanutius, 90, passed away Friday Dec. 13, 2019, at his home in Axton, Va. He was a native of Elizabeth, N.J., and son of the late Fredrick Webster Spanutius and Theora Dasey Spanutius.

He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a Shriner, a Mason and also a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del. Spanutius loved reading the newspaper, was a salesman with Sun Ray Furnace Company and a former member of the Ocean View Town Council. He had spent much of his youth in Ocean View.

Spanutius is survived by his spouse, Jean Martin Spanutius; two daughters, Linda Minter and her husband, Wendell, and Janet Johansen and her husband, Brian; his grandchildren, Kate Baird, Sara Westhafer and Ian Johansen; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were to be held at a later date, with arrangements by Wright Funeral Service & Crematory in Martinsville, Va. Condolences may be sent online at