Charlie D. “Buddy” Spink Jr.


    Charlie D. “Buddy” Spink Jr. of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Granite City, Illinois, was born on July 27, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri to Charles D. and Rosemary (Dickens) Spink Sr. and passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the age of 63 years.


    Buddy worked as a mechanic most of his life, before becoming disabled. He enjoyed fishing, wrenching on cars and he had a great fascination with Aliens and Sasquatch.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Tammy Hendrickson; and two sisters, Rhonda Sears and Charlene Spink.
    He is survived by his lifelong friend and companion, Tina Shelton of Cuba, Missouri; seven children, Shannon Spink of Steelville, Missouri, Marcus Hendrickson of Paducah, Kentucky, Charlie Spink III of Granite City, Illinois, Jonathan Spink of So. Roxana, Illinois, Jessica Burris, Sierra Carpenter and Brittany Spink, all of Granite City, Illinois; two brothers, Rickey Spink of Bedford, Indiana and Curtis Spink of Granite City, Illinois; one sister, Nicole Potts of Aberdeen, South Dakota; 22 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    In keeping with his wishes, Buddy was cremated.
    A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the GC First Assembly of God Church in Granite City, Illinois with Pastor Jonathan Spink officiating.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.