The Obit For Jake Spruill

J. W. Spruill

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2/7/2009

Mr. J. W. "Jake" Spruill, age 84, of Braselton, GA and formerly of Suwanee, GA and Dunwoody, GA passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2009.

He was predeceased by: parents, Bency and Ola Womack Spruill; and brother, Claude Spruill. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 60 years Mrs. Frances Loyd Spruill, Braselton, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Craig Hyde, Braselton, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Karen Spruill, Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Shannon and Eric Wilborn, Ormond Beach, FL, Brandon Hyde, Antigua, Guatemala, Lauren and Jason Martin, Everett, Washington, Lana Hyde, Braselton, GA and Kevin Spruill, Lawrenceville, GA; great grandson, Ethan Paul Wilborn; and other family member and friends.

Mr. Spruill was born July 13, 1924 in DeKalb County, GA. He was a 1941 graduate of Chamblee High School and attended the University of Georgia. He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served in World War II.

He played professional baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics Farm Club under Connie Mack for seven years.

He owned and operated L. S. Hauling for twenty years in Dunwoody, GA. He was a member of Berkley Hill Golf Club for thirty years in Duluth, GA. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. He was a former member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA and was a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in Sugar Hill, GA for twenty-five years.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Mari Lane Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in memory of J. W. Spruill.

Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.