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Thomas Spicer

TRAPHILL — Mr. Thomas Elbert Spicer, 99, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Willowbrook Nursing Center. Mr. Spicer was born March 13, 1915, in Wilkes County to Alfred L. and Callie Spicer. Mr. Spicer was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and also retired from Chatham Manufacturing. He was a founding member of Benham Ruritan Club. Tom loved gardening and sharing his bounty with his friends. To many he was affectionately known as Pa Tom. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Spicer; son, James Thomas Spicer; daughter-in-law, Carol Spicer; sisters, Ruby Tharpe, Mary Thompson and Mamie Couch; and half brothers, Nick Sawyer, Carl Sawyer, and Claude Sawyer. Survivors include daughter, Sarah Gray and husband John of Winston-Salem; brothers, Bramlet Spicer and wife Sarah of Traphill and Lonnie Spicer and wife Bea of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Tammy Day and husband Eddie, Sharon Gray Lantis and husband James, Thomas Spicer and wife Melissa; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Somers and husband Brett, Katie Spicer, Sarah Spicer and Natalie Brooke Palmer; and great-great-grandchildren, Reagan Somers, Ethan Palmer and Savana Palmer. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Joel Blevins and the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Share-A-Home of Boonville, 2800 Woodruff Road, Boonville, NC 27011. Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.



Published in The Tribune from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014
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