Tommy F. Spivey, age 73 of Bennett Hill Road, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. passed away Tuesday morning, October 28, 2008 at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tenn. Funeral service for Tommy F. Spivey were conducted Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2008, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. with Donnie Barnes officiating.
Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park with military honors. His pallbearers were Max Wells, Eric Sadler, Curt Sadler, Rodney Lewis, Jimmy Knight, Perry Knight, Bennie Davis, and Larry Tucker. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death his son, Douglas Spivey and brothers, Billy Joe and Wendell Spivey. On August 9, 1958, he married the former Thelma Williams, who survives. He was employed with the American Bread Company in Nashville with 30 years of service. Tommy was a member of the Red Boiling Springs Church of Christ where he served as former Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. He served as Mayor of Red Boiling Springs from 1991 thru 1993, currently serving as Red Boiling Springs Councilman from 2003 thru 2007 and appointed Vice Mayor in 2007. He was also a Korean War Veteran. Survivors besides his wife, Thelma of 50 years include: daughter & son-in-law, Janie & Jack Briggs, Birmingham, Ala., step-daughter, Debbie Sadler, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., son & daughter-in-law, Billy & Betty Spivey, Lafayette, Tenn., sister & brother-in-law, Shirley & Jerome Taylor, Gamaliel, Ky., brothers & sisters-in-law, Jackie & Lillian Spivey, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., Troy & Judy Spivey, Pleasant Shade, Tenn., granddaughter & her husband, Kara & Rodney Lewis, Michie, Tenn., grandsons and their wives, Curt & Renee Sadler, Eric & Sarah Sadler all of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., grandson, Max Wells, Lafayette, Tenn., great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Makenli and Colton Sadler, Skyler Wells, Jack Douglas Lewis.