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REECE SPRY

November 6, 2018

Reece Spry

REECE SPRY, 88, of Ashland, Ky., passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland, Ky. Reece was born November 20, 1929, in Logan, West Virginia, a son of the late Ira and Martha Queen Spry. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Pinkerton Spry; brothers, Warnie Spry, Garland Spry, Leo Spry; sisters, Cleo Spry Spence, Brookie Spry Rickman, Clarice Spry Mullins, Sadie Spry Napier, Rokie Spry, Sarah Spry Hall, Mary Spry Maynard; and a brotherin-law, Gilbert Dingess. Reece was a member of the Beech Street Christian Church in Ashland, Ky., and retired from J&L Equipment in Huntington. He volunteered with Ashland Community Hospice and Lifesong Church Hope food pantry. He was a 32 degree Mason with the Grand Lodge of West Virginia, founding 50-year member of Whites Creek Lodge #60, a member of the Shriners and served proudly with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was always raising money for Veteran Affairs and Veterans organizations. Survivors include daughters, Sherrill (Dan) Spreacker, Lisa Starnes, Nina Cheri Hunt, Bettina Jean Stumbo, Rhonda (Jeff ) Gannon, Robin (Stan) Burd; grandchildren, Andrea (Joe) Porter, Craig (Norma) Spreacker; and their children, Daniel, Caitlin and Kinsley, Tianne (James) Newman, Amanda Pennington, Zachary Stumbo, Whitney (Anthony) Cornwell, Taylor (Heather) Stumbo, Joseph (Torie) Gannon, Garrett Burd, Heather (Steven) Conley, Katie Burd, Tyler (Molly) Barnett, Rikki (Kenny) Keaton; sisters, Irene Spry Dingess, Jean Spry (Bill) Robertson; 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and his church family. Funeral service will be held noon Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the Steen Funeral Home 13th St. Chapel by Chaplain Dan Spreacker. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Kenova, W.Va. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. till service time at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome and donations may also be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences to the family may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com

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