John Robert “Bob” Spivey, 83, of Powhatan, Virginia started singing with the Angels on May 25, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Clarence Spivey and Emma Louise McKenney Spivey; his son, John Robert Spivey, Jr; two grandchildren, J. Patrick Mott, II and Josephine Mott; siblings, Allen Spivey, Jane Cuneo, and Betty Hornstein.
He is survived by Joan Nyman Spivey, his loving wife of 49 years,; his children, Roger Spivey (Wendy), Kimberly Mule’, and Alison Spivey, seven grandchildren, Emily Arnold, Christopher Spivey, Aleksa Mule’, Reese Mule’, Ella Mule’, Camille Mule’, and Victoria Pultz; his sisters, Nancy Hayes, Gracie Laplace (Stuart), Mildred Rogers, Dorothy Rickman; brothers, Willie Spivey (Dale), Charles Spivey (Penny), and Joe Spivey (Audrey). Bob also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
Bob, the oldest of eleven children, was raised on a tobacco farm in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He grew up to learn the value of hard work and was known as a dependable and loyal friend. Bob was a lover of bluegrass and country music and could often be found playing his guitar and singing. He enjoyed baking for family and friends. During the holiday season, he made his famous fruitcakes to give to those he loved and cherished.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 28th from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge. Graveside funeral services will immediately follow at 2PM in the Kenbridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Coalition Churches of Powhatan at PO Box 57 Powhatan, VA 23139.
Online condolences may be sent at www.clarkeandstaples.com