George William Spayd, 89, Spayd Fruit Farm owner

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George William Spayd
George William Spayd

George William Spayd, of Hampstead and formerly of Currie, died peacefully Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his home. He was 89.

He was born March 23, 1926, in Philadelphia, the son of the late George Wiley and Elizabeth Rowley Spayd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Auchy Spayd.

George is survived by his daughters, Dr. Sara Spayd, of Garner, Jennifer Spayd LeMieux (Fred), of Spruce Pine and Martha Spayd Bursey (Bruce), of Sandford and grandchildren, Jessica LeMieux Weil (Page), of Boulder, Colorado, Capt. Will LeMieux, of Southern Pines and Hannah Bursey and Lilly Bursey, both of Sanford.

George graduated from Lansdale High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and attended NC State University where he studied horticulture. During WWII, George proudly served in the U.S. Army. He and his wife Joanne settled in Currie where for many years George did what he loved most: owning and operating Spayd Fruit Farm. George was a member of American Legion Post 167 in Hampstead.

George possessed a keen intellect, sharp wit and engaging personality. Among the legacies George leaves are the importance of God, family and country.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in May at Riley’s Creek Memorial Cemetery, Rocky Point. Following the service there will be a reception and time of sharing memories at the Spayd home in Hampstead.

The family would like for you to consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28443 or to American Legion Post 167, P.O. Box 337, Hampstead, NC 28443.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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