Graveside services for James Bryan Spivey will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 17, 2020, in the Ringling Memorial Cemetery in Ringling with Reverend Waylon Dancer officiating. Viewing will be Friday, October 16, 2020, from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Laurel Funeral Home, 665 Fifth Street, Healdton, Oklahoma. Remembrances and condolences may be left for the family at www.laurelfuneralhome.com.
Bryan of Healdton, Oklahoma was born, Thursday, February 18, 1932 in Wilson, Oklahoma to Frank Hubert and Rennie Winona Watkins Spivey and died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 26 days.
Bryan was a busy man having a hand in many ventures over the years; he had worked as a Farmer & Rancher, he worked as a Roughneck in the oilfield as a driller, he was a United Methodist Minister and was a Funeral Director and Embalmer and had owned 7 different funeral homes in Beggs, Mounds, Silver City, Lordsburg, Ringling, Healdton and Wilson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wilson, was a Mason, a Lions & Kiwanis Club member, he was an Honorary Member of the FFA and was a member of the VFW, having served during the Korean War in the Navy as a Medic. Bryan was very proud of his Chickasaw Heritage and was a member of the Chickasaw Warrior Society.
Bryan married Gayle Miller on November 5, 1951 and she preceded him in death on December 11, 2000. He is also preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Hubert Girdwood “Tankie” Spivey and Danny Spivey. He is survived by his daughters; Kealise Linville and her husband Danny of Sulphur and Leah Carver and her husband Butch of Paden; grandchildren, Chance Linville and his wife Kimberly, Bryna Anderson and her husband Ryan and Ty Spivey Carver and his wife Danielle; great-grandchildren, Macyn Anderson, Cade Anderson, Luke Linville, Dannie Linville, Ryder Carver and Sloan Carver.