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Walter Richard Spell

JUNE 24, 1933 - JUNE 16, 2009

Walter Richard Spell passed away June 16, 2009 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Walter was born in Sampson County, North Carolina on June 24, 1933 to the late Annie Lee and Robbie H. Spell. Walter was a proud graduate and life-long supporter of East Carolina University. Walter served his country as a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army. He worked for the State of North Carolina as a Computer Systems Analyst for 35 years. After retirement he served as Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the. North Carolina Legislature for seven years. He was a Charter Member of North Ridge Country Club where he served on the Board of Governors from 1998-2000. He was an avid golfer who shot a 79 the last time he played. He loved spending time at Kiawah Island with his family and friends. He was a member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.
Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Mary, his daughters, Mary Mac Brock and husband Tommy of McKinney, Texas, Leigh Welch and husband Reuben of Snellville, Georgia, Paige Hyman and husband Kevin of Thomson, Georgia, sister Faye Warren and husband Doug, brother Lynwood Spell, and seven grandchildren, Katherine Brock, Zachary Brock, Lindsey Welch, Blair Welch, Andrew Hyman, Alex Hyman and Abby Hyman.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7506 Palls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, N. C., 27615. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made "In Memory of Walter R. Spell" to Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be sent to www.brownWyrme.com

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