ROCK HILL -- Ricky Harold Spivey went home to be with the Lord the morning of Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at 12:30 a.m., after a lengthy stay at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C.
Ricky is survived by his mother, Patricia Carney of Charlotte, N.C.; his father, Harold Kelly Spivey and his wife, Brenda of Lancaster, S.C.; and his brother, Kevin Gerard Spivey.
Ricky is also survived by many friends at his workplace who cared very much for him and supported him during this lengthy time of illness. He was blessed to have so many friends who cared for him, along with all the personal care given to him for his 2-month stay at the hospital. The nurses loved him.
Ricky held a position of revenue tax auditor with the North Carolina Department of Revenue in Charlotte and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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Ricky was a big NASCAR enthusiast, with Dale Jr. being his biggest interest, along with his dog Bridgette and his garden, where he loved to grow zinnias, sunflowers, wild flowers and vegetables.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. at McEwen Pineville Chapel.
If your hearts desire is to send flowers to Ricky, please do so. If your hearts desire would be to make a charitable contribution of your choice, please do so. Ricky was generous in his contributions to those in need and Christian organizations. Please follow the leading of your heart. One suggestion: The benevolence fund at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Matthews, NC 28105-6518, Attention Clay Barnes, 704-847-8575.