Marcus Lloyd Spiker was born in Garden City, Kansas, on May 6, 1954 to Nellie Agnes and Lloyd A. Spiker. He passed away at North Kansas City Hospital on January 20, 2022. Marcus was 67.
Marcus spent his childhood in Dodge City, Kansas, and relocated to Wichita where he graduated from Wichita North High School Class of 72. After graduation, Marcus relocated to Kansas City to further his education, and ultimately enlisted into the United States Navy where he served in the Submarine Service. Upon honorable discharge, Marcus continued supporting the Navy in various Civilian projects until his retirement in 2016. His career took him all over the U.S. where he made lifelong friends whom he treasured. He and his wife of 29 years, Marsha, retired in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, in 2018.
Marcus had a fervor for astronomy, a love for golf and cycling, and a passion for travel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Randolph; and two nephews.
Marcus will be dearly missed by his wife, Marsha; sons, Andrew (Desirae) and Austin (AutumnAspen); step daughters, Deana (Don) Groves and Brooke Wittekiend; six grandchildren; and a multitude of lifelong friends he has met along the way.
As Marcus wished, a Spring graveside service and burial are planned for Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Kansas.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Mark was a great friend. I enjoyed every minute of our time together. He was definitely one of the bright spots in my life. My heart goes out to the family.
You will be so dearly missed, Marc. May you rest peacefully.
Our hearts are breaking for you, please know how loved you are and how closely you are being held in our thoughts.
Cindy and Pat Butler
I knew Marc at Hadley Junior High. I have thought of him often through the years. What a wonderful life he had. Thinking of his family at this difficult time. You are missed Marc.
Nancy (Willis) Rogers
Much sympathy to Marsha and family. I knew Marc for 40 years. We were roomates three time in the Navy and shipmates on both USS Simon Lake, AS-33 and USS George Bancroft, SSBN 643. Lots of great sea stories together. Many of them un-printable. Glad we were able to speak before the unexpected departure. I will miss our conversations. Say hello to Jean and Gerry T. if you run into them and see ya in a few. Godspeed Shipmate! Toog.
So saddened by the news. Heather and we wanted you to know that although we drifted apart over the last few years we still hoped for the best regarding Marc’s health issues.
I have So many smiles that come to my mind recalling our times in Florida and Oregon. Loved him like a stubborn brother with his wicked wit, astounding intellect and appreciation of music.
We are all better having the opportunity of knowing Marcus.
Marsha, please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely Dave and Heather
Gary and I send our heartfelt condolences to Marsha and his children. We worked with both Marc and Marsha at SWFLANT in the 90s. Marc was always fun to be around and always willing to lend a hand when needed. He will be missed. You are in our prayers.
Gary and Teresa Austin
Farewell my Dear old friend. In 7th grade you told me about the really great guitar player you saw as a warm-up act when you went to see the Monkees in Wichita. Turned out to be Jimi Hendrix. You the hippest guy I ever knew. Love ya always,
Mark and I were James Bond and Napoleon Solo. From first grade on we spent many great times together. He turned me on to astronomy, Lloyd Thaxton, and the Fantastic Four. We listened for hours to the Kingston Trio, and later The Beatles, the Doors, and the Iron Butterfly. My greatest memory was when we were about ten years old and took the train together, by ourselves, to Lawrence, Kansas. We wore our suits, shoulder holsters, and carried our attaché cases. We played secret agents the whole trip with the Super Chief as our playground. Thanks Mark, for a lifetime of memories. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Sorry to hear about Marcus. He and I worked together for several years at NSWC, Crane.
I had lost track of him a few years ago.
May your sorrow be lightened by faith, and your future brightened by hope. Sending all our love to you.
Love, Connie & Lyn
To Marsha and family, my sincerest condolences. I am happy to hear that he was able to see you all before he passed.
Marcus, you will be sorely missed old friend. You were like a father to me and for that I am truly grateful. I was telling my wife, Kris, that your heart is so big that you’ll be watching over everyone forever. We did a lot of great work together at NavSea Crane and our ideas kept us going beyond that place.
Find rest my friend.
Deepest condolences Marsha, Marcus was a great man. He advanced many projects that made a direct contribution to many warfighters. His service was much appreciated, non many can do subs. A great friend who will be dearly missed. God speed….