Mr. Jimmy Spain, 86 years old, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Shelby Baptist Hospital, Alabaster, with loved ones surrounding him. Mr. Spain is lovingly known to family and friends by Jimmy “D” Spain. Mr. Spain was born on Dec. 20,1926, to J.A. Spain and Mollie Hughes Spain. Mr. Spain was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Billie Frost Spain. Mr. Spain is a World War II veteran, spending most of his career in several locations in Japan. He served in parts supply as a mechanic and a driver for upper echelon officers. Mr. Spain spent his working career at United States Steel, Tin Mill Division, retiring after 35-plus years of service.
Mr. Spain is survived by daughters, C. Diane Smith (T. Wayne) and Robin Kaye Williams (John); grandchildren, Mark Allen Smith (Tammy), John Alan Williams Jr. (Elisha), Bradley Mason Williams (LeeAnn) and Alton Tullus Smith (Kassie); great-grandchildren, Kendall Diane Smith, Trey Williams, Tullus Smith, Madison Williams, Mason Williams, Brayden Williams, Tiffany Quinley, Lindsey Davis, and Brooklin Roper; great-great-grandchild, Vince Davis; and special friend (like a daughter), Katherine Parks. Mr. Spain is also survived by sisters, Mattie Dickens, Thelma Brasher, OraMae Brasher, Mayo Smith and Jimmie Ruth Kizziah (Jack); and brother, Buddy Spain.
Mr. Spain was preceded by sister, Geneva Spain; stepbrother, Bobby Spain (Mary); and stepsisters, Dot Tyler, Dean Averette (ME), Frances Hinds (Billy) and Shirley Brasher (Maurice).
Pallbearers will be Mark Smith, Alan Williams, Alton Smith, Brad Williams, John Williams and Jamie Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be T. Wayne Smith, Ronald Jones, Walt Czeskleba and J.C. Buddy Spain, loyal brother.
Viewing was held at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Rockco Funeral Home, Montevallo. Services followed at 3 p.m. Burial was held at Moores Cemetery, Hwy 119, Montevallo.
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