January 21, 1931 ~ January 13, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jack Millard Spivey passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 13, 2022 at Hospice Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina. A native of Asheville, he was born on January 21, 1931 to the late Ardel and Vera Brown Spivey. He was a 1949 graduate of West Buncombe High School and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.

Jack was regarded as an excellent salesman, selling cars and insurance in western North Carolina for over 40 years. After retiring from Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company as a top producer, he was the founder, owner, and managing partner of Renpro LLC real estate company.

Jack loved his family, golfing, automobiles, and sharing stories from his long and colorful life. He never seemed to meet a stranger, and he could recall every make and model of the many cars he owned.

Surviving Jack are his wife of 45 years, Lynda Parris Spivey, Daughter Rebecca Smith (JB) of Roanoke, Virginia, Sons Richard Spivey (Jo Ann) of Tampa, Florida, and Jon Spivey (JB) of New York City, Grandsons Jordan Smith of Austin,Texas, and Cody Smith (Vanessa) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Great Granddaughter Everly Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Spivey Ernst.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:00pm at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue with Rev. David Beam and Dr. Ronnie Owen officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:00pm. Burial will follow with Military Honors at Green Hills Cemetery.

Services

Visitation: January 19, 2022 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: January 19, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Burial: January 19, 2022 3:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-9831

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  1. Jack was my uncle for 69 years….. I never knew him to say “no” to someone who needed a helping hand….. he was always quick with a smile and a hello to everyone he met, stranger or no….. they simply don’t make them like him anymore…. he will certainly be missed…..

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  2. Lynda & Jon, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great loss. While the void created by Jack’s departure from this life cannot be easily filled, take comfort in knowing that God’s grace is sufficient to help you through this difficult time.

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  3. Lynda and family, my deepest sympathy to you all during this time. I am thankful our paths crossed…what a difference Jack made in my life and others in WNC….I am forever grateful for his friendship and business partnership.

    Lynn

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  4. Lynda and Jon,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was the kindest man. I love visiting your family as it always feels like a second home to me. My thoughts are with you as you celebrate his life today. Sending my love to you both. I hope your memories are filled with your time together and thoughts about the wonderful man that he was.

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  5. Lynda and family, due to Jack’s hard work and integrity during his long and successful career with Colonial Life, many Colonial Representatives benefited and are grateful

    Colonial WNC District Representatives

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  6. The Spivey family were fortunate in my opinion to have grown up in the same community – most of us anyway.
    We all have so many memories of our years together. Jack was always a big part of the memories because his smile and friendly ways – he always had nice things to say – I remember him from when both my Mother and
    Dad. To all of his family – cherish all of your time together.

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