Harold "Bud" Earl Spores Jr.
Harold "Bud" Earl Spores Jr., 69, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Private Celebration of Life services will be at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre. The service will be recorded and a link will be available
on Wednesday on Bud's obituary page at www.broshchapel.com. Burial will be in Saude Cemetery near Protivin. Public visitation will be from 2 to
7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St., SW. The family requests everyone attending to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Harold was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Harold and Maxine (White) Spores. He served in the U.S. Navy. Harold was united in marriage to Karol Ellingson on Nov. 5, 1971, in Saude. Bud retired from Liebovich Steel and Aluminum in 2014. He was avid car enthusiast and a member of the MSRA (Minnesota Street Rod Association), NSRA and Cedar Valley Street Rods. He used his creative talents, doing woodworking and steel crafting. Going fishing, hunting and spending time with the family, especially the granddaughters were special times for Bud.
Harold is survived by his wife, Karol; his daughter, Leisa (Chris) Knudson of Cedar Rapids; two granddaughters, Serena and Sophie Knudson; siblings, Myra Barrette of Cedar Rapids, Jerry (Debbie) Spores of Cedar Rapids, Stanley (Joyce) Spores of the Phillipines, John (Sheryl) Spores of Center Junction and Bill Spores of Indianola; his brother-in-law, Ken (LouAnn) Ellingson of Spencer; his sister-in-law, Karlene (Ron) Humpal of Decorah; as well as his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Harold "BJ" III; his sister, Arlene (Tom) Barrow; brother-in-law, Gene Barrette; sister-in-law, Karen Ellingson; and his mother- and father-in-law, Millie and Omer Ellingson.
Memorials may be directed to either Camp Courageous, Saude Lutheran Church or to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.