The Messenger. 01.07.08
Russell Joseph Spicer, 53, of Union City died Jan. 5, 2008, at Jackson Regional Hospital
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Burial will follow near Union City in the Stanley’s Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 this evening.
Pallbearers will be Arnold Wheatley, Larry Mitchell Jr., Elvis Stewart Jr., James Spicer, John Spicer and Jamie Spicer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Graham, Trent Cary, Darryl Scarbrough and Robert Graham.
He was born Nov. 24, 1954, in Obion County, son of the late Gardner Russell and Pauline (Sampson) Spicer. He married the former Marie Grady Oct. 9, 1976. She survives. He was employed at Lennox Hearth Products in Union City and was a Baptist.
Survivors also include his son, Joshua Clay Spicer of Union City; three sisters, Caroline Wheatley and Ellen Stewart, both of Troy, and Wanda Quillin of Union City; two brothers, Harold Spicer of Dyersburg and Greg Spicer of Murray, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Pierce.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.