OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR
Orville C. Spivey
Published: February 12, 2013
Orville C. Spivey 93, of Sherwood passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. He was born December 8, 1919 to Maude Ayleen and O. C. Spivey in Waco, Texas.
Orville was preceded in death by wife, Lucille Spivey and wife, Dorothy Spivey, son, Rodney Spivey, grandsons, Brian Spivey and Danny Pritchett. Orville is survived by two daughters, Claudia Stratman and husband, Rick Stratman, and Cindy Pritchett Miller of North Little Rock, daughter-in-law, Pat Spivey of Glendale, AZ, step-son, Jerry Kilbury of North Little Rock and step-daughter, Shari Perdue and husband, Mark of Cabot; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Orville graduated from Claussen High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. and attended John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. A veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II in the battles of Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland Campaign. Orville received the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, Europe Africa and Middle East Theatre Ribbon with three bronze stars. He also received the Purple Heart.
Orville was a member of Demolay, received the Legion of Honor, Western Star Masonic Lodge #2, a 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason, Past Monarch of Bendemeer Grotto and M.M. Eberts American Legion Post #1. Orville retired after several years from Cash Jewelers in 1983.
He loved his dog Chi Chi and also enjoyed going to Hot Springs to spend time in his condo on Lake Hamilton, the horse races at Oaklawn and the casinos. He loved spending time at Lake Ouachita and in his boat on both Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton. He was a member of the Bendemeer Grotto Kissins Cuzzins band and loved to sing and play the drum.
The family wants to thank Home Instead caregivers, Shirley Lindsey and Mildred Bryson also special thanks to Shirley Lindsey's family especially Richard Lindsey, Sr, Richard Lindsey Jr. and wife, Anglea also Dr. Delbra Caradine and assistants at UAMS.
Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd. North Little Rock, Ark. 72116 (501-791-7400) with Brother Dick King officiating. Interment will following at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Military Honors and Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends and relatives at Cindy Miller's home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Humanitarian Foundation, c/o Bendemeer Grotto, P.O. Box 544, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.