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Edward Philip Spivey, Sr.

July 17, 1950 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 71)

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Edward Philip Spivey Sr., 71, passed away on December 15th, 2021 at the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL.


Ed was born on July 17th, 1950 in Orlando, FL. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Delilah Spivey; his children, Shannon Burkhardt and her husband Dan Burkhardt and Philip Spivey; his grandchildren, Sophie Burkhardt, Zack Burkhardt and Jackson Spivey; his mother, Ellen Spivey; and his brother, Stuart (Chip) Spivey. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward M. Spivey, and his sister, Marcia Spivey.


Ed served in the United States Army as a Military Police Sergeant and in the Tampa Fire Department as a firefighter. Later, he pursued his lifelong passion for flying by visiting 65 countries as a charter pilot and accruing a total of 23,500 flight hours. For the last few years, Ed was a member of Hilliard First Assembly of God and volunteered as the Director of the Men’s Ministry.


Outside of work, Ed loved hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers with his grandchildren. Ed was always working to help others and meet the needs of family, friends, and even strangers. 


A celebration of life service will be held Friday, January 21st at 11 am at Hilliard First Assembly of God in Hilliard, FL with Rev Arlie Johns III (Ed’s brother-in-law) officiating.  The memorial will be followed by a graveside veteran’s service at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.


In lieu of flowers, you can donate to Ed’s niece, Rebecca Johns, who is serving as a Missionary in Thailand.  Donations should be made to “Hilliard First Assembly of God” for Rebecca Johns Missions.  Hilliard First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 670, Hillard, FL  32046.


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Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street Folkston, GA 31537.

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Celebration of Life
January 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Hilliard First Assembly (Hilliard, FL)

Military Honors
January 21, 2022

2:30 PM
Jacksonville National Cemetery
Lanie Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida

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