1944 – 2021
Billy Joe Spivey, commonly known as Smokey, of Myrtle Beach passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 19, at his family farm, surrounded by his family. He was 76.
Born Sept. 29, 1944 in Galivants Ferry, he was the son of the late James Doc and Ida Belle Barnhill Spivey. Mr. Spivey was a member of Grand Strand Baptist Church.
He served in U.S. Army National Guard for 12 years and retired from SC Electric and Gas Co. after 30 years.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Jane Gore and Armyliss Watts; and five brothers, Lloyd Spivey, Willie Spivey, Larue Spivey, Ashley Spivey, and Johnny Spivey.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Brenda Inman Spivey of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Wendy Shelley of Loris; a son, Derrick Spivey of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Terry Spivey of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren and one on the way; and one great grandson.
Funeral services were planned for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Grand Strand Baptist Church with Dr. Freddie M. Young and Rev. Doug Smith officiating, burial with military honors following at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grand Strand Baptist Church, Missions (Billy Joe Spivey), 350 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
A guest register is available here.