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Funeral Service

Church Fellowship Hall
Tuesday March 14th, 2017
2:00pm

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Visitation

Jonesboro United Methosidt Church
Tuesday March 14th, 2017
2:45pm - 4:00pm

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Committal

Wesley Center
Tuesday March 14th, 2017
4:00pm

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Roy M. "Sam" Spivey

Roy M. “Sam” Spivey, 83 of Sanford passed away Sunday March 12, 2017.

 

Mr. Spivey was born in Sanford on May 26, 1933 to the late Benjamin W. and Annie Love Spivey.

 

He is survived by his wife, Jean Stone Spivey; sons, Samuel Mark Spivey of Apex, and Malcolm Grant Spivey and wife Mandy of Sanford; granddaughter, Ava Hayes and husband Mark of Sanford and great grandchildren Rider Hearn and Sailor Hayes; sisters in laws Helen Martindale and husband Wayne, and Dr. Karen Gulledge; good friend, Dr. George Grant.

 

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Spivey, Kathleen Martindale, Ruby Griffin, Mary Brown, and Elizabeth King; brothers, Bill and Jack Spivey; brother in law, Lee Gulledge Jr.

 

Sam graduated from Sanford Central High School where he lettered in football and basketball and also graduated from King Business College. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and received the Good Conduct Award. He retired from the US Postal Service after 33 years of service.

 

Sam was a faithful member of the Jonesboro United Methodist Church where he serves as Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, and on numerous committees. He was an active member of the community, charter member of the Jonesboro Rotary Club, the NARF Group, the VFW and the American Legion.

 

Sam was a sports enthusiast. He served as Bat Boy for the American Spinners and was a loyal Tar Heel Fan.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday at Jonesboro United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the Wesley Center following the service. Burial will follow at Shallow Well Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 Main St, Sanford, NC 27332.


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Guestbook

A candle was lit in memory of Roy M. Spivey

Kelly Faulk Mar 25 2017 12:00 AM

Jean and sons, Was sorry to hear of Sam's death. Thinking of you.
Julianne

Julianne McCracken Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

Jean, I am so sorry to hear of Sammy passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Ruby Lombardy Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy M. Spivey

Mark Spivey Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy M. Spivey

Mary Lee Poindexter Smith Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy M. Spivey

Sophia Williams Johnson Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy M. Spivey

Ruby Womack Lombardy Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy M. Spivey

Annie Cox Layne and Claudia Cox Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

Jean and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Sam passing. He was so cordial and kind to everyone and we will miss him. We know He is home with the Lord.

Dulane Oldham Rosser Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy M. Spivey

Mary Lou Jones Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM

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