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Richard Carl Spong

Richard Carl Spong, trust officer. Member, president Joplin R-VIII Board Education, 1976-1987, Freemand Foundation, Joplin, 1985-1989, Joplin Family Young Men’s Christian Association, 1977-1986. Member Rotary (president 1997-1998), Twin Hills Golf and Country Club.

Background

  • Spong, Richard Carl was born on September 23, 1942 in Great Bend, Kansas, United States. Son of Lester R. and Gladys M. (Carlson) Spong.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ottawa University, 1964. Juris Doctor, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1969.

    Career

    • Social worker Wichita Social Service, 1965-1966, Kansas City (Kansas) Social Service, 1966-1967. With development department Ottawa (Kansas) University, 1969-1970. Trust officer Commerce Bank, Kansas City, Missouri, 1970-1972, Mercantile Bank, Joplin, since 1972.

      Member trust management council Mercantile Bank, 1996-1997.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member, president Joplin R-VIII Board Education, 1976-1987, Freemand Foundation, Joplin, 1985-1989, Joplin Family Young Men’s Christian Association, 1977-1986. Member Rotary (president 1997-1998), Twin Hills Golf and Country Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Basketball, skiing, golf, jogging, canoeing.

    Connections

    • Married LaVerne M. Hiebert, April 10, 1966. Children: Cheryl L. Spong Hampton, Kay D. Spong Lozano.
    • father: Lester R. Spong
    • mother: Gladys M. (Carlson) Spong
    • spouse: LaVerne M. Hiebert
    • children: Cheryl L. Spong Hampton Spong
    • Kay D. Spong Lozano Spong
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    Born September 23, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Ottawa University
    • 1969
      University Missouri
    • 1965 - 1966
      Social worker, Wichita Social Service
    • 1966 - 1967
      Social worker, Wichita Social Service
    • 1969 - 1970
      with development department Ottawa (Kansas) University
    • 1970 - 1972
      trust officer, Commerce Bank
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 1972
      trust officer, Commerce Bank
      Joplin, Missouri, United States