Jack B. Spainhour ’41

Jack Bryan Spainhour, Sr., age 92, of Wildwood Road NE, Lenoir, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the residence. He was born June 20, 1918 in Caldwell County to the late Joseph Avery and Lois Fletcher Spainhour.

Mr. Spainhour was an accountant and member of First Baptist Church of Lenoir where he was life Deacon and treasurer emeritus. He was a member of Lenoir Optimist Club since 1950, where he served as past president, secretary/treasurer, and was “Optimist of the Year 2010.” He served as secretary/treasurer for more than 42 years with the Caldwell County Baptist Association, secretary/treasurer for Bethel Colony of Mercy for many years and past president, secretary/treasurer for Caldwell Halfway House. He was also a United States World War II Navy Veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara C. Spainhour of the home; sons, Dr. Jack B. Spainhour, Jr. and wife Libby of Danville, Virginia and Randolph F. Spainhour and wife Sally of Burgaw, NC; daughters, Mrs. Dawn Neely and husband Rev. Dr. Lawton Neely of Jonesville, SC, Mrs. Diane Moore and husband Robert of Lenoir, Mrs. Daphne Friday and husband Steve of Gastonia and Ms. Debbie Spainhour, RN, CNOR of Suffolk, Virginia; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lenoir conducted by Dr. David B. Smith, Dr. M.O. Owens, Jr. and Dr. H. Lawton Neely. Interment will follow at Belleview Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church fellowship hall.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons: Bryan Ledbetter, Adam Spainhour, Joseph Spainhour, Jay Spainhour, John Ledbetter and Jake Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Caldwell House, 951 Kenham Pl. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645 or First Baptist Church of Lenoir, 304 Main St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

The family would like to express their thanks to Caldwell Hospice and his special caregivers, Dolly Hinson, Esther Clement, Brenda Deal, Jennifer Hollifield, Kim Charlton, Lynn Daughtridge and Sandy Roberts.

Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.