Raymond M. Spivey

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Funeral services for Raymond M. Spivey, 77, of Nacogdoches will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church, 3732 NE Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Paul Sevar officiating. Ray died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at a local hospital. Ray was born Oct. 27, 1936, to Lonnie and Myrtle Alberta Adams Spivey in Rusk. He lived in Rusk until he started work at Oakley-Metcalf as a teen. He was drafted into military service having served two separate times from 1959 until 1965. After his time in the Army, he earned his mortuary license from Commonwealth Institute of Mortuary Services in Houston. He returned to East Texas and worked again for Skinny Garrison, eventually becoming the manager at the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home in Nacogdoches. When Oakley-Metcalf purchased Cason Monk Funeral Home in 1986, the funeral homes merged. Ray managed the merged Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home for several years. He eventually retired from serving the families of Nacogdoches and Garrison for almost 50 years. Ray married the companion of his heart, Bessie Westmoreland Spivey, March 26, 1968. They had recently celebrated 46 years together. Ray was so excited every year for their anniversary, and also for Ms. Bessie's birthday. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by one sister, Laree Bissonnett. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Spivey of Nacogdoches; a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Paula Cook of Las Cruces, N.M.; a sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Bob Garner of Tyler; a brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Olive Spivey of Darien, Conn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends who loved him so. Pallbearers will be Jim Flippen, Mike Hall, Ricky Ivy, Keith Roberson, Daniel Tillery, Jake Tillery and Terry Westmoreland. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Nacogdoches Breakfast Lions Club, Ernie Cueni, Robert Grogan, Odis Sadler and Jerry Spivey. Visitation will immediately precede the funeral beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to his church, Calvary Baptist in Nacogdoches, or to the Lions Club to support their crippled children camps or eye glass ministry. The family would like to thank the following for their dedicated service in loving and helping take care of Ray: Dr. Aaron Polk Jr., special friend and longtime physician; Bethany Home Health Care; Rhonda Henry and Donna Pruitt, caregivers; Accolade Hospice; and the Nacogdoches Medical Center nursing staff. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 24, 2014
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