Robert Berkley “Bob” Spivey

Published 10:11 am Sunday, September 15, 2019

Robert Berkley “Bob” Spivey, 91, of South King Street, Windsor, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Vidant Bertie Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 21, 1928, to the late Joseph Bryan Spivey and Helen Sitterson Spivey and predeceased by his wife, Shirley White Spivey; daughter, Debra S. Jernigan; sister, Frances S. Hale; brothers, Willian Pruden, Joseph Bryan, Jr., James Thaddoeus and Lowell Burden Spivey. He was a lifelong member of Cashie Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a member of Charity Lodge No. 5 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Bob received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his extraordinary public service. To list a few, he served on the Bertie County Board of Commissioners, served as Mayor of the Town of Windsor, was recognized as “Tarheel of the Week,” given the Baptist Heritage Award by Chowan College; received an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters by Chowan College, was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the N.C. Carolina Economic Development Association, as well as served on the Board of Trustees of Pitt County Memorial Hospital and became the only person outside of Pitt County to serve as PCMH’s Chairman.

He is survived by his daughter, Gwen Spivey White and husband Tom, of Kill Devil Hills; son, James Lowell Spivey, of Kitty Hawk; sister, Ruth Spivey Spruill, of Aulander; grandchildren, Melanie Jones, Berkley Spivey, Victoria Spivey, Bridget Riggs, Ashley Beacham, Lindsey Waters and Braxton White; six great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Cashie Baptist Church. Dr. Carroll Tarkington will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home and from the home at other times.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Cashie Baptist Church, 221 S. Queen St., Windsor, NC or to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be directed to Walker Funeral Home of Windsor is honored to serve the Spivey family.