E. Spear Sedgley
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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.

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Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 3, 2010.
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April 11, 2010
To Our Sedgley Family-- May you all be blessed with special memories. A most recent memory for us was two years ago .Spear came to Maine to visit his Aunt Frances during her last days. He prayed with us. We will always remember him for his kindness and concern for others. (cousin) Mary Carr Hinkley and husband Clyde Hinkley Fort Myers Florida
April 5, 2010
Spear will be missed by so many people! I am praying for the entire Sedgley family during this difficult time. God bless you all.
Jane Dungan
April 5, 2010
Sedgley Family,

What wonderful memories we have of Spear stopping by our tailgate at Furman when our son played for the Paladins!! I asked Spear when I first met him if he would "watch over my boy"...only to learn that he watched over them all...they were all his boys!!
He was a great person and role model, always thinking of others and teaching by example.
He will be missed...but remembered with a smile.

Prayers to your family,
Sharyl Beckler
April 5, 2010
As my mother lost her only sibling to ALS, I am all too familiar with the heartache that you are feeling. I am grateful that Spear can now rest in peace, and I hope all he's left behind will find some comfort in the following phrase from an old Eskimo legend:
"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." (Authors Unknown)
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hadley Mullen
April 5, 2010
Cheryl and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Spear was a wonderful friend and co-worker, he will certainly be missed. He was always smiling and often stopped by the office for a visit. We all have great memories. Love to your family
CIndy Bagwell
April 4, 2010
Cheryl, we are thinking of you and your family at this time of sorrow. We hope all of the wonderful memories you shared bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.
Nathan & Becky Smith
April 3, 2010
What a great guy!I will miss his sense of humor and companionship
on the sidelines.We had some happy moments and some tense
moments,but, we always had the Paladins ready to play some
football."Because He lives,we can face tomorrow!'
With all my sympathy...Bennie Morgan
April 3, 2010
Our prayers are with you... We love you,Tim,Ronda,Dustin and Amber
April 3, 2010
I have some good memories of Spear and your family. I will always be apprectiative of how respectful Spear was and will be praying for the family. God Bless you all.
Jason Dickert
April 3, 2010
Praying for you during this difficult time of grief. May God help you to find comfort in your faith, in the sincere concern and Christian love of your brothers and sisters in Christ and in His word.
Your Brother In Christ,
James Grady "Jimmy" Bishop
James Bishop
April 3, 2010
Nelle, Vicky, Scott and Bridget send their love to all who knew and loved Spear. We hold his family and loved ones close to our hearts, keeping all in our thoughts and prayers. He was a neighbor, friend, and like a son and brother. He will be missed.
Vicky Ellison
April 3, 2010
We are remembering Spear with so many good memories. Our prayers are with all of you. Phil, April, Regan and Avery Hedrick
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