Ottis Spry(1926 - 2012)

Ottis Edward Spry

Ottis Edward Spry, age 86 of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, December 16, 2012. Mr. Spry was the son of the late McKinley and Pearl Bush Spry.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Phillips Spry; sister, Bertha Spry Lowe; sister-in-law, Wilda King Spry; and brother-in-law, Woodrow Lowe.

Mr. Spry is survived by his children, Keith Spry and his wife Gloria of Montgomery, AL, Patti Brison and her husband Bill of Murfreesboro and Melinda Messick and her husband Brian of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Jason Spry and his wife Joanna, Jennifer Spry Craig and her husband Bradley, Lindsey Brison, Katie, Grace and Jess Messick; great-grandchildren, Branson Craig and Louis Spry; brother, Carsie Kenneth Spry of Woodbury; sister, Wilma Spry Campbell and her husband Vernon of Woodbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel. Rev. Gerald Noffsinger will Officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Jason Spry, Bradley Craig, Jess Messick, Ricky Lowe, Larry Campbell, and Steven Lowe will serve as Pallbearers.

Mr. Spry retired from Heritage Farms Dairy and previously worked for Samsonite and Bridgestone-Firestone. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and recently attended First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from Noon until time of service on Thursday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the St. Mark's Disaster Relief Team or a in memory of Mr. Spry.

Online condolences can be made at

Woodfin Funeral Chapel, (615) 893-5151.

Funeral Home

Woodfin Funeral Chapel
1488 LASCASSAS PIKE Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5151

Published in The Daily News Journal on Dec. 19, 2012