Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Westside Baptist Church for Ray Cooper Spinks, age 79, of Oakwood. The Rev. Mike Taylor, the Rev. Dan Fuller and the Rev. John Spinks will officiate. Interment will follow in Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Spinks passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
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Mr. Spinks was born in Athens, Ga., to the late Cicero and Ina Cooper Spinks. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and was a dedicated soul-winner for his Lord Jesus Christ. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Spinks. A member of Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the ship USS Magoffin. Mr. Spinks graduated from Athens Business College in Athens, in May 1960, and retired from General Motors in Doraville, Ga., where he worked for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Bobby Scroggs Spinks, Oakwood; sons and daughters-in-laws, John and Jill Spinks, Jasen and Claudia Spinks, all of Oakwood; very special granddaughter, Elysa Regan Spinks, Oakwood; twin sister and brother-in-law, Fay and the Rev. Dan Fuller, Watkinsville, Ga.; brother, Millard C. Spinks, Colbert, Ga.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Rebecca Scroggs, Oakwood; many nieces; and nephews.
Those wishing may make contributions to the
, or Gideons International. Online condolences may be made to wardsfh.com.
Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main St., Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on July 4, 2013