Willis Everette Spoon, 82, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and special sister-in-law, Rhonda, following a battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Willis was born on July 12, 1937 in Alamance County, NC. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He retired from The Hobart Corporation after 28 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. He loved cooking, fishing, farming and enjoying God’s nature. Willis possessed a unique spirit. He was clever, caring, thoughtful, witty, and always ready with hilarious one liners. He was filled with joy and generously shared that joy with all of those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Pecola Evans Spoon; and five siblings, Raiford, Wilda, Hilda, Tommy and Robert. He is survived by his loving wife, Aleene Spoon; children, Lynn Spoon (Kathy), Susan King (Mark), Joel Hyden (Vera), and Michelle Hyden; grandchildren, Dustin King (Logan), April Hyden, Gina Hyden, Anthony Hyden, Aaron Clark (Jennifer), Jalen Pells, Amanda Anderson, Heather Wallace (John), and Jodie Horn (Eric); and ten great-grandchildren. Graveside services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Richmond Hill First Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Steve Hester officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Georgia Hospice Foundation, Post Office Box 15665, Savannah, Georgia 31416 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, New York 10001 (www.alzfdn.org). Online condolences can be made at www.carterbryanchapel.com.
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