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Obit – Mr. Billy Spivey

Defeated Creek Community resident Mr. Billy Spivey died at the age of 83 at the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital at 9:18 p.m. Wednesday evening January 13, 2021 where he was admitted December 21st of 2020.

Mr. Spivey was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral home. He was cremated at the Cumberland Family Services in Algood.

A private memorial service for only the immediate family will be conducted at their Defeated Creek Community home following the cremation.

Born Billy Edward Spivey in Celina in Clay County, he was the son of the late Thomas Spivey who died December 14, 1984 at the age of 67 ad Annie Cox Spivey who died July 18, 1938 at the age of 25.

Mr. Spivey was preceded in death by two infant brothers who died at birth. One died in 1934 and the other in 1935.

On March 3, 1973 he was united in marriage to Difficult Community native Sherry Lee Nixon at the Smith County Courthouse.

Mr. Spivey retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1994 where he was employed in the construction of the Hartsville Nuclear Plant.

He was a member of the United Laborers Union local number 386.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sherry of almost forty eight years are his four children, Tommy Spivey of Lebanon, Michelle Spivey Akins of Louisville, Kentucky, David “Bud” Spivey of Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, Diana Spivey Row and husband Terry of Louisville, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren..