James A. Spivey

Published 11:18 am Friday, October 3, 2014

James Asberry Spivey, 90, of Chester, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Sitter & Barefoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond.



Born in Nantahala, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Claude and Serldia Taylor Spivey.

Mr. Spivey served in the Army Air Corp during World War II, was shot down and captured by the German army.

After serving 28 more years he retired from the U.S. Air Force.

He was a lifetime member of the Landmark Lodge S.C. and ACCA Temple, past Commander of American Legion Post 284, and past Chef de Gare of Voitures Forty & Eight.

He was the owner of Spivey Trucking of Franklin, Virginia.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Margaret Spivey; sons, Charles D. Spivey and wife, Deborah, of Church Road; Danny A. Spivey and wife, Vickie of Franklin; daughters, Shirley S. Story and husband, Henry, of Franklin; and Connie S. Walker and husband, Wally, of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.

The memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with Chaplain William Gibson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 1228 S. West St. Petersburg, VA 23804.

Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com