Donald Patrick Spahr, 47, known by many friends and his family as "Packy," passed away at his Chehalis, Wash., home Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He was born April 3, 1972, to John and Jill Spahr, in Vancouver, Wash.
The family moved to the Adna, Wash., area in July of 1974, where he spent the rest of his life. Packy attended Adna schools, graduating in 1990. He was a father to his two daughters, Taylor Paige Spahr, born in 1995, and Britany Anne Spahr, born in 1997, whom he shared with former spouse, Karen Williams.
On March 7, 2009, he married Candice Campbell. In January of 2010, their son, Jonathan Neal Spahr was born. He loved his wife, children and family very much and loved spending his time doing things for them. Packy's goal in life was to bring a smile to others, no matter what he had to do.
He shared the love of the outdoors with his wife, Candice, children and friends. He enjoyed spending time hunting, camping and boating with his loved ones.
Packy worked as a logger for his longtime friends, Moerke Logging, and later, at Weyerhauser. He and his grandpa, Bern Smith, began a small logging operation, S&S Logging, as a side business. Packy loved the outdoors and enjoyed working in the woods.
He later joined the Carpenters Union, which led to his longtime career at the Chehalis office with the Washington State Department of Transportation, beginning in 2003.
Packy is survived by his wife, Candice; son, Johnny; daughters, Taylor and Britany; sister, Shari (Don) Watt; brothers, Scott (Susan) Novak and Dean Novak (Rene); his in-laws, Neal and Leslie Campbell, Andrea (Luis) Sanchez, Logan (Jenny) Campbell, Eric (Susy) Campbell and Ian (Karla) Campbell; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Emil and Elsie Spahr and Bern and Pauline Smith; uncle, Don Smith; and cousin, Sarah Slape.
Memorial donations may be made to his son, Jonathan Spahr’s savings account at Washington State Employees Credit Union.
A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, at Centralia Community Church of God, 3320 Borst Ave., Centralia, WA 98531, followed by interment at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis, Wash. A celebration of Don’s life will begin at 3 p.m., also, June 21, 2019, at Jester Auto Museum in Chehalis.