Jim Spruill

1927-2013

spruill, jim obit picLong time Edmond resident Jim Spruill went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 6th, 2013 while surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mae Spruill.

Jim was born in Calvin, OK on October 31st, 1927 to Cluin Mathis Spruill and Annis Jane Cook. He had three brothers; Archie, Hershell and Wesley. Jim moved to Edmond in 1947. He met Ethel Mae Jordan, and they married 64 years ago on September 25, 1948. Jim and Ethel retired from Jim’s Railroad Ties, a business they had owned for 21 years. Jim loved to hunt and fish on the many farms he owned over the years. Jim was a horse trader and loved to buy and sell.

Jim and Ethel have two daughters; Sharon (Harvey) Derrick of Edmond, OK, and Brenda Winkler of San Francisco, CA. Four grandsons; Devin Derrick of Edmond, OK, Caleb (Kari) Derrick of Edmond, OK, Josh Himes of Divide, CO and Jason (Emilia) Winkler of San Francisco, CA. One granddaughter; Angel Derrick of Edmond, OK, one great grandson; Tyler Winkler of Edmond, OK, five great granddaughters; Kylie Derrick, Brookelyn Derrick, Remington Derrick, Ava Winkler and Elle Winkler.

Graveside services will be held Monday, May 13th at 10 AM at the Waterloo Cemetery on the corner of Waterloo and Kelly in Edmond, OK.

Viewing will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Matthews Funeral Home.

Comments

  1. DEAR ETHLE MAY AND FAMILY; JIM WAS A GREAT PERSON .We HAD A LOT OF FUN AT CHURCH.WE WILL MISS JIM ALOT.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.GARY McDaniel AND FAMILY.

  2. Jim was a special man who will be missed by many. I always loved to hear him tell stories of his life and the things he had done. He always had a smile for me and absolutely loved teasing all of my boys. I especially loved the time he came over to our house during a garage sale and started telling how he met his beautiful Ethel Mae. At that same time, he told me that in the early years of the marriage, they moved 13 times in a year. He actually came home one day and Ethel Mae and their belongings were moved…..he had forgotten that they were moving to another place that day and came home to the wrong house! My heart grieves for Jim’s family, but I know he is in a better place and we will all see him again one day.

  3. Hi, Shelly,

    Thank you for your comments. I can’t believe you remembered that about Jim, it was so long ago. That was very sweet of you.

    Love,
    Ethel Mae and family

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