Herbert Edward Spivey ’60

Herbert Edward Spivey ’60 passed away on May 22 in Asheville, N.C. Spivey was born in Sanford and raised in Mt. Gilead, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Johnsie Cameron Spivey. Spivey completed his undergraduate education at Davidson and his graduate studies at Duke University. During that time he taught at N.C. Central University. While serving as a captain in the Army from 1966-68, Spivey taught at the U.S. Army Institute of Administration. He moved to Colorado in 1968 to teach literature at Colorado College. Subsequently he received his M.A. in counseling from UCCS, and worked for the City of Colorado Springs Police Department as a youth services counselor and later as supervisor in research and development while continuing to teach part-time. After retiring in 2003, he returned to N.C. and continued to work as a consultant. Spivey never lost his passion for literature, music, education, art, politics, humor, and serving the needs of others. He is survived by his wife, LaVonne Bonnie Spivey, 21 Timothy Ln., Candler, NC 28715-9406; his children, Siobhan Brown (Paul), Theresa Vineyard, and Greg Vineyard; and his brother, Al Spivey (Melanie).