Virginia Beach – Charles Layton Spivey, Sr., 83, died Sunday after a long and happy life. Charles Spivey was born in Columbus County, North Carolina and lived most of his adult life in Virginia Beach. Charles Spivey, Sr. is predeceased by his beautiful wife Barbara and his parents, Luther and Hassie Spivey. He is also predeceased by his two brothers Bonnie Spivey and Thomas Spivey and his two sisters Leatha Calhoun and Hazel Barnes.
Mr. Spivey came to Virginia in the 1950’s to accept employment at the Norfolk Ford Assembly Plant. He was a member of the United Auto Workers. Mr. Spivey had many hobbies during his lifetime including motorcycle riding, CB radio operations, pool, and darts. Charles Spivey, Sr. retired from the Ford Assembly Plant after 31 years and served as a 40 year member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. During his retirement, Mr. Spivey could be found enjoying the company of others at the Aragona Moose Lodge.
Charles Spivey, Sr. was a loyal husband and devoted father of three surviving children, Lora Wheeler of Lynchburg, Charles Spivey Jr. and spouse Kathleen of Virginia Beach, and Linda Forchas and spouse Pete of Norfolk. In addition to his three children, Mr. Spivey is survived by eight grandchildren, William Shelley IV, Lisa Mickle and husband Mark, Angelique Shelley, Tiffany Dixon, Sean Dixon, Lauren Forchas, Geoffrey Spivey, and Patrick Spivey. Charles Spivey Sr. is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Joseph Shelley, Erica Shelley, Peggy Mickle, Miranda Mickle, Anabele Mickle, and Rylan Koch. Mr. Spivey is survived by a great-great-grandson, Daniel Sagnani.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4:30pm on Friday, March 13 at Larchmont United Methodist Church on Jamestown Crescent in Norfolk, Virginia. Following the service, family will receive friends at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club on Hampton Boulevard. Flowers are welcome or make donations to the American Heart Association. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cremate.org.