Gerald Spickard

Gerald Spickard

1931 - 2010

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Gerald Philip Spickard passed away peacefully at home after a brave battle with renal clear cell cancer on Tuesday evening April 20, 2010. Born in Springfield, Missouri on October, 18, 1931, he was 78 years of age; Gerald was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Gerald lovingly known as Jerry was married 56 years to Magreta Spickard and parents of two children Brian Spickard, of El Dorado Hills, California and Susan Landon, of Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Grandfather of two children, Sadie Landon and Hunter Landon. Father in law of Sandy Spickard and Chris Landon. Gerald was an Air Force Veteran, graduated from Southwest Missouri State University and began his civilian career at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation and moved on to the heavy construction equipment industry in various management and executive positions for thirty years. Gerald gave back to his community as Chairman of the Travis Vocational Technical Center and loved mentoring students. Retired in 1992, relocated from Lakeland, Florida to a mountain home in Ellijay, Georgia. Gerald was a patented inventor, and became a professional wood worker carving museum quality waterfowl, birds and animals. Gerald was past Vice President and long term board member of the Walnut Mountain Association. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday April 24th, 2010 from the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Military Rites will be performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Cartecay United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginnig at 2:00pm on Saturday April 24th, 2010 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Georgia Mountain Hospice honoring Gerald Spickard would be appreciated. Georgia Mountain Hospice P.O. Box 580, Jasper, GA 30143
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