Ottis Edward Spry, age 86, of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
Mr. Spry was the son of the late McKinley and Pearl Bush Spry. He was also preceded in death by his wife Dessie Phillips Spry; sister Bertha Spry Lowe; sister-in-law Wilda King Spry; and brother-in-law Woodrow Lowe.
Mr. Spry is survived by his children Keith Spry and his wife Gloria of Montgomery, Ala., Patti Brison and her husband Bill of Murfreesboro and Melinda Messick and her husband Brian of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Jason Spry and his wife Joanna, Jennifer Spry Craig and her husband Bradley, Lindsey Brison, Katie, Grace and Jess Messick; great-grandchildren Branson Craig and Louis Spry; brother Carsie Kenneth Spry of Woodbury; sister Wilma Spry Campbell and her husband Vernon of Woodbury; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel. Rev. Gerald Noffsinger will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Jason Spry, Bradley Craig, Jess Messick, Ricky Lowe, Larry Campbell, and Steven Lowe will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Spry retired from Heritage Farms Dairy and previously worked for Samsonite and Bridgestone-Firestone. He was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and recently attended First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from Noon until time of service on Thursday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the St. Mark’s Disaster Relief Team or a charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Spry.
Online condolences can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com 615-893-5151.