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James Anthony ("Shorty") Spitler

November 9, 1971 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 49)



“What are you doing now?”

James Anthony “Shorty” Spitler 49 of Huntington, WV, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with Pastor Chris Ruley officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:00 p.m. Online streaming of the service at Beard Mortuary Facebook live.  He was born November 9, 1971 in Huntington, WV the son of James Spitler of Huntington and the late Ramona Gail Frazier Spitler. Shorty was retired with seventeen years of service as a welder and mechanic for the City of Huntington. In addition to his father is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Connie Stearns Spitler; a brother, Preston Spitler and his wife, Tayler; two very special girls who Jimmy considered to be like daughters and their families, Roberta and Travis Noble and Jamie and Jason Stapleton; also, three boys he adored, Zachary Noble, Maxwell Noble and Hunter Stapleton; nieces and nephews, Kristian, Jacob, Jackson, Aidryan, Pheobe and Preslie Spitler; aunts and uncles that Jimmy thought the world of, Jerry and Marlene McCallister, Susan and Martin Hicks and Gary and Carolyn Spitler; three special friends that faithfully visited throughout his illness, Deniz Null, John Lafferty and Chris Ruley and multiple friends and extended family who loved him dearly. Online memories and condolences may be sent to the family at

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December 23, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Beard Mortuary
3001 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV 25702

Funeral Service
December 23, 2020

1:00 PM
Beard Mortuary


White Chapel Memorial Park


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