Johnny Ray Spivey
Johnny Ray Spivey, a retired power plant operator and lifelong resident of Callahan, Fla., died unexpectedly July 25, 2019 at the age of 60.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Denise Spivey; his children, Matthew Spivey, Steven Spivey, Nathan Spivey, Gage Spivey, Daniel Spivey and Triana Spivey; and one grandson, Connor Spivey. He was predeceased by his parents, Earnest and Lorena Spivey, and his brother, Michael Spivey.
Johnny was born in Jacksonville, Fla. June 23, 1959 to Earnest and Lorena Spivey. He graduated from West Nassau High School in 1977 and started a career as a power plant operator with JEA. He and his family moved to Callahan in 1976, where he met “the girl next door” and formed a strong friendship. Then on June 26, 1982, he married his first love. After devoting 30 years of working for JEA, he retired. He then enjoyed life as a stay-at-home Dad following the adoption of four of his children.
Johnny was a devoted father and husband. He was a simple man who enjoyed the small things in life like fishing, reading, spending time with family and cheering on his favorite college football team, the Oklahoma Sooners. He was known by many as a prankster and joker and loved to make people laugh. He loved meeting and talking to new people as he ventured out in the world of cruising. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at Callahan First Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.callahanfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Ellis and Charlotte McAninch, Callahan Funeral Home, Inc.