Paul Gurney Spivey, 86

January 1, 1935 ~ April 5, 2021

Paul Gurney Spivey

Paul Gurney Spivey, 86, of Raleigh went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 5, 2021, after living a full and blessed life. Paul was born January 1, 1935, in Kenly, NC to the late William Arthur Spivey and Lula Mae Whitley Spivey and was preceded in death by his wife; Peggy Bowles Spivey in 2018.

He is survived by his children, Paula Barrington of West Chicago, IL., Linda Murray and her husband Eddie of Dudley, NC, Richard “Rick” Spivey of Charlotte and Judith Spivey, M.D., of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Elizabeth Murray, John Barrington and Paul Barrington ; sisters, Betty Benson, Bertha Mae Campbell, Geneva Spivey and Shirley Brown. 

Paul always had a very strong work ethic. He worked for years at Occidental Life Insurance Company until he started his own printing company, Paul Spivey Services in Raleigh. After retirement, he started a new business, Durant Road Mini Storage. He was also a  Boy Scout troop leader. Paul had grown up on a farm in rural Johnston County. Later in life, he came to own 100 acres of farm land adjacent to the Little River. That same land today is farmed by the family of his dear lifelong boyhood friend, Paul Holland.

Paul and his wife were fortunate and blessed to have had many deep long lasting and special friends through Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and throughout the Raleigh community. Paul was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church for over 50 years. His church family and friends have supported each other during sickness, health, challenging and joyful times.

Paul’s caregiver, Jaeni Lin, was also a significant and loving part of the family. Paul had wanted her to be with him on his last day. He would be comforted to know that she was there holding his hand.

A celebration of life for Paul is at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon April 9, 2021 at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 7600 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 7600 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27615 or Sunshine Seniors (children’s education fund) Mr. Harold Keith 820 Keith’s Rd. Knightdale, NC 27545.

Due to COVID face coverings and social distancing are appreciated.

Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Friday afternoon prior to the service at the church.

The service will be live streamed, go to and click on “Live Streaming”.

(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)
Latest Posts

WFFD to host 9/11 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest Fire Department is partnering with The Freedom Flag Foundation to host a 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. The occasion will take place at Fire Station #1, 420 Elm Ave. Open to the public, the ceremony will include the raising of the Freedom Flag, a display of steel […]


Post 187 sponsors Sea Scout ship

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest American Legion Post 187 Executive Committee approved the Post sponsoring a “Sea Scout” Ship.  Sea Scouts is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and are in the eighth grade) through 20. Along with Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing, Sea Scouts provides a […]


Scout Troop takes sponsor’s number

From WSJ Staff Reports Scout Troop 517 has officially become Troop 187, taking the number of its longtime sponsor Wake Forest American Legion Post 187. (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today) 40 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share via: 0 Shares Facebook Twitter Email Copy Link Print More


Aug. 25: Traffic Alert – South Brooks Street

Raleigh Water will close the portion of South Brooks Street from Wait Avenue to East Roosevelt Avenue Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow crews to install a water valve. Water and sewer service in the area will not be affected. A detour will be in place directing motorists around the […]


Wake Forest Power customers electric rate to increase

From WSJ Staff Reports Wake Forest Power residential customers will see a slight increase in their electric rates when a new rate schedule takes effect September 1. It is Wake Forest Power’s first rate adjustment since a rate decrease in September 2016. Projected to cost the average customer approximately $5 a month, this year’s four percent rate […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.