George William Spayd, 89, of Hampstead and formerly of Currie passed peacefully from his earthly life on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his home.
He was born March 23, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late George Wiley and Elizabeth Rowley Spayd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Auchy Spayd.
George is survived by his daughters, Dr. Sara Spayd of Garner NC, Jennifer Spayd LeMieux (Fred) of Spruce Pine NC and Martha Spayd Bursey (Bruce) of Sandford NC; grandchildren, Jessica LeMieux Weil (Page) of Boulder CO, Capt. Will LeMieux of Southern Pines NC, Hannah Bursey and Lilly Bursey both of Sanford, NC.
George graduated from Lansdale High School in Lansdale, PA and attended NC State University where he studied horticulture. During WW II, George proudly served in the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Joanne settled in Currie NC where for many years George did what he loved most, owning and operating Spayd Fruit Farm. George was a member of American Legion Post 167 in Hampstead.
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George possessed a keen intellect, sharp wit and engaging personality. Amongst the legacies George leaves are the importance of God, Family and Country.
A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Riley’s Creek Memorial Cemetery in Rocky Point with Chaplain Parthena Skipper. Following the service there will be a reception and time of sharing memories at the Spayd home in Hampstead.
The family would like for you to consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 or to American Legion Post 167, PO Box 337, Hampstead, NC 28443.
Condolences may be sent to www.quinnmcgowen.com
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.