SPIRES, F.L., JR., 65
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Lake Butler - F.L. Spires, Jr., 65 of Lake Butler died peacefully on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 with family at his bedside. Mr. Spires was born in Gainesville on November 8, 1948 to the late Fernie and Willie Mae Johnson Spires. He was a lifelong resident of Lake Butler. Mr. Spires was a retired pharmacist and honor graduate of the University Of Florida College Of Pharmacy. He was an avid history buff, collector of historical artifacts, and lifelong member of Lake Butler Christian Church.
He is survived by his brother, Tommy (Nancy) Spires and one sister Lila (Bob) Mader; five nieces and nephews, Shelly Starling (Ricky), Michael Spires (Sharlene), Sara Owen (Ken), Joey Mader (Tamara), and Josh Mader (Meghan), 11 grandnieces and grandnephews, and his loving aunt Shirley Reid.
Funeral Services for Mr. Spires will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church with Art Peterson and Richard Harrison officiating. Family invites friends for visitation at 10:00 am an hour prior to services. Burial will be at Dekle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any contributions to be made to the Lake Butler Christian Academy [475 SW 3rd St. PO Box 127 Lake Butler, FL 32054]. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 386-496-2008. Please sign the guestbook at
Archer Funeral Home
55 N Lake Dr
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Published in Gainesville Sun from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2014