On May 1, 2021, Eugene “Ted” Gilbert Spring passed away while at home with his family and pets Holly, Bella, Zeus and Willow. His family finds comfort knowing that he is in Heaven and at peace with the love of his life, Cher.
Ted is preceded in death by his beautiful wife Cheryl, many beloved fur babies, parents Gladys and Elmer, sister Cookie; survived by brother Robert (Linda); children Michael Spring (Karen), Kirk Spring (Karen), Sandy Harvey (Tim), Jim Heberger (Laura); and his grandchildren Eric, Hannah, Jade, and Colin.
From a young age, Ted went to military school and excelled to become a paratrooper for the two original United States Special Forces groups (10th and 77th) “Green Beret”. He eventually retired as Corporal Spring from Bloomfield Township Police Department.
Cher was his perfect match and best friend. They made incredible memories together living in Missouri and Florida before finding their forever home on Cherokee land in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. The beautiful Nantahala National Forest, Land of the Noonday Sun. Ted spent his later years exactly how he wanted: smoking his pipe on his porch swing and watching the birds and squirrels play.
Eugene Spring was a decorated man with eccentric taste. He was as sharp as he was funny. He had a passion for hobbies like ventriloquism with Jerry, magic tricks and wacky comedy bits that could warrant a “viewer discretion advised”. If you knew Ted, then you also knew the “Fool Killer”. His entertainment will be dearly missed.
After 88 years of life, Ted is survived by an unquestionable legacy of badassery.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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