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Herman Devon Spivey, Sr.: Loris

1931 – 2022

     Herman Devon Spivey, Sr. of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. He was 91.

     Born Jan. 28, 1931 in Loris, he was the son of the late Victor Grantham Spivey and the late Retha Mary Prince Spivey.

     Mr. Spivey served our country with courage, honor, and distinction in the United States Air Force and the United States Army. He left school after the 11th grade to serve in the Air Force for two years. He returned after those two years to finish his 12th grade year. Mr. Spivey then went to Chicago to attend electronics school. Afterwards, he joined the Army for a five year term. He was 1st among the Army’s marksmen. He served at Fort Gordon as instructor for the communication specialists headed for Vietnam.

     After his military service he worked for the Department of Defense under the Department of Transportation for 31 years. He served alongside the military throughout Europe, in Vietnam and on various airports in the U S.

     Mr. Spivey retired from the FAA as an electronics technician. In his later years he invested himself in his love of golf by managing and working Carolina’s Country Club of which he became the majority owner.

     Mr. Spivey was also a dedicated scout leader, and proud member of the V.F.W. in Little River and the American Legion. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Loris First Baptist Church.

     Survivors include his three sons, Herman Devon Spivey, Jr of Miami, Florida, Scott Spivey and wife Donna of Loris, and Jerry Devon Medlock of Little River; four grandchildren, Caroline Medlock, Ashley Spivey Pfeiffer, Whittney Spivey, and Christa Maxwell and husband Josh; one great-grandchild, Clover V. Ruth; a brother, Donald Spivey and wife Gail; and many loving nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Spivey was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Redrick Spivey; and five brothers, Edward Spivey, Wendell Spivey, Earl J. Spivey, Sr., Robert Spivey, and Richard Spivey.

     Funeral services with military honors were planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Earl J. Spivey, Jr. and Rev. Mike Belue officiating, with private committal services following.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service at the funeral home.

     Those who wish may make memorials to the Bethesda Home for Single Mothers, PO Box 188, Loris, SC 29569 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 5335 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC.

     A guest register is available here.