E. Spear Sedgley, age 65, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at the McCall Hospice House, after a valiant battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Portland, Maine, he was the son of the Elden Guy Sedgley and Pearl Bragg Sedgley Berry, who preceded him in death.
Spear was retired from the Furman University Athletic Department where he served as Equipment Manager for over 21 years.
Spear is survived by his wife, Cheryl Caldwell Sedgley; children, Laurie Vogel and husband Mike, Lisa Smith and husband Mark, Suzanne Haynes and husband Todd, all of Greenville; grandchildren, Joshua Smith, Megan Smith, Madison Haynes and Lauren Vogel; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Batson and husband Harold of Greenville. He is also survived by two sisters, Janice O'Reilly of Cleveland, Georgia, and Donna Aftousmis of Palm Bay, Florida; a brother, David Sedgley and wife Audrey of Gainesville, Georgia; stepbrothers David Berry and wife Allison, and Bruce Berry and wife Melody, all of Bowdoinham Maine, as well as numerous special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a stepsister, Diana Coe Berry Rudloe, of Bowdoinham, Maine, and a stepfather, Ledlie H. Berry of Melbourne, Florida.
Visitation will be held at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 6-8 p.m.
A Memorial Service will be held at Berea First Baptist Church, Farrs Bridge Road, on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
The family will be at the home of Suzanne and Todd Haynes, 424 Wexford Way, Easley, SC.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Equipment Manager's Fund, c/o Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613, or to the McCall Hospice House, 1836 Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com