Thomas “Tonti” Spradlin

DEL NORTE — Thomas (Tonti) Spradlin, 62, passed away on Thursday Sept. 12, 2019 at his home in Del Norte. Born April 6, 1957 to Bobby and Mary Spradlin on Andrews Air Force Base in California. Thomas loved all animals just as all animals loved him. 

He was a walking “treat”. Thomas enjoyed playing Scrabble, Words with Friends, Pool and Poker. He always aspired to cheer up and bring gifts to those he loved. Thomas had a deep love of music and was a music trivia champion. He was known as a radio contest master. Thomas had an amazing and unique sense of humor that always brought a smile. Thomas loved life and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Mary Spradlin; siblings Barbara Graham and Richard Spradlin; and spouse Deadra (Dilling) Spradlin. Thomas was also preceded in death by his beloved cat Miss Kitty. Thomas is survived by his siblings John (Pam) Spradlin, Robert (Amy) Spradlin, Charles (Karen) Spradlin, and Diana Spradlin; niece Jennifer (Matthew) Falbo; and may many more family extended family members who all love him dearly.

The family has chosen cremation and Funeral Mass will be held Friday Oct. 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security. Inurnment will be Monday Oct. 7, 2019 11:30 a.m. at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Arrangements are in the care of Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista. To leave online condolences and words of strength for the family, please visit