Patrick “Pat” Cleo Spire, 76, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully Saturday, May 20, 2023 at his home. He was born March 19, 1947 to Cleo and Mabel (Tuttle) Spire in Lodi, CA.
Pat was united in marriage to Virginia Whaley on January 9, 1971 in Maryville, MO. After serving in the U.S. Army, he became a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Pat retired as a Sergeant after 33 years of dedicated service. He was a parishioner of St. John LaLande Catholic Church in Blue Springs, MO. Pat enjoyed wood working, fishing, traveling, and gardening. Above all Pat cherished spending time with his family.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 52years, Virginia Spire of Blue Springs, MO; sons, Jeff Spire and wife Shanda of Grain Valley, MO, Steve Spire and wife Crystal of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren, Jonathon Spire and wife Kelsey, Shelby Wagner and husband Phillip, Taylar Spire; great-grandchildren, Bailey Wagner, Emma Wagner, Lily Spire, Noah Wagner (expected in July); sister, Ellen Remick and husband John of St. Joseph, MO; and many other cherished family members and friends. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Mabel Spire; grandson, Hunter Spire.
Family and friends will be received from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2023 at St. John LaLande Catholic Church, 805 N.W. RD Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO. A committal service will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John LaLande Catholic Church. Memories of Pat and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com