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Obituary for BILLY RAY SPANN
Billy Ray Spann was called home peacefully on July 28, 2014. He was born May 23, 1954 to the late Nancy A. Harkless-Spann and the late Roosevelt Hoover Spann in Florence, South Carolina.
Billy attended D.C. Public Schools and graduated from Ballou Senior High School in l 972. It was after high school that he enrolled and later received his diploma from the Computer Learning Center. Billy then joined the U.S. Air Force in May of 1973 and received an honorable discharge.
Billy was an employee of the Federal Government (HUD/ Department of Transportation) until 1984 when he started working for Harkless Construction. He retired in 2007 due to his illness.
Billy attended and was baptized at Solid Rock Full Gospel Baptist Church. He later joined Second New St. Paul Baptist Church.
Billy had a very kind, friendly and outgoing personality. He was always very manner able and greeted everyone with a warm smile, extending handshakes or hugs. Billy loved music, enjoyed reading, fishing, bike riding and football: "GO DALLAS!" He was a great talker and listener who had a wonderful sense of humor, which made him fun to be around. Billy enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family and many friends.
Billy moved with his sister, Debra Barnes and brother-in-law, James (DEBO) Barnes to Churchton, MD in July 2013. There, he rededicated his life to God, attending the Church of the Harvest.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Johnathan R. Spann. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving daughter, Robin Ward, and his son-in-law, Darius Ward of Charlotte, NC; one sister, Debra Barnes and brother-in-low James (DEBO) Barnes; three nephews: Derrick (LaKeisha) Brown of Gastonia, NC, Aundre (Tiffini) Davis of Suitland, MD, and Emanuel A. McClain of MD; four great nephews; three great nieces; and a host of relatives and friends.