Eldon D. Spitty, 68, of Mescalero passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. He was born February 6, 1949 at Mescalero and had lived at Mescalero all of his life. Eldon was an Evangelist who preached in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Nevada. Recently he founded and pastored the Calvary Victory Center at Mescalero.
He married Naomi M. Begay on June 6, 1969 at Mescalero who survives him. He is also survived by his six children, Stephanie S. Spitty, Fleurette O. Spitty, Daverson Davis Spitty, Isiah Spitty, Jacob Spitty and Warren Spitty; four sisters, Una Spitty, Emma D. Aragon, Zelda Speedy and Anjelora Spitty; two brothers, Oral Spitty Sr. and Kenton Spitty and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM with the prayer service at 6:00 PM at the Mescalero Community Center where the funeral service will be on Monday, April 10, at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at the Mescalero Cemetery.
Bro. Spitty made a lasting impression upon my life when he preached at our camp meetings, here in Cedar Creek, in the late 80's. I was only a kid then. My parents often speak of him and were greatly saddened when I broke the news to them today that he had passed away. Bro. Spitty will always be remembered, here, among the White Mountain Apaches. God bless his family.
Jerold AltahaWhiteriver, AZ
Gonna miss you dad... Love you..
Isaiah SpittyMescalero, NM
My condolences to the Spitty family. I have fond memories of Mr. Spitty and Naomi that go back to my employment at First Federal Bank. He was a very polite and kind gentleman. I also worked at Inn of the Mountain Gods before my retirement in 2014 and would see him there also. He personally invited me to church in Mescalero when he was ordained. I did attend and was warmly welcomed, as if I were a member of his church. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Linda Brooks Wilson
Linda Brooks WilsonCross Plains, TX