Rev. John Carroll Spain

Published 8:36 am Monday, February 6, 2017

Rev. John Carroll Spain

Rev. John Carroll Spain, age 89, of Alabaster, went to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 3.

Carroll proudly served in the U. S. Army during World War II. After he came home, he continued his employment with VJ Elmore Store as a shipping clerk until he retired. He was the founder of the Calera Full Gospel Church of God, where he built it from the ground up, selling donuts or whatever he could to build it.   He was the former State Overseer for Full Gospel Church of God for the State of Alabama. He continued to serve the Lord by volunteering for Meals on Wheels.

He was predeceased by brothers, Leroy Spain and YZ Spain; sister, Elizabeth Spain Franklin; and brother-in-law, Bobby Lucas.

His survivors include his wife of 66 years, Willie Mae Spain; sisters, Voncille

Lucas, Margo Parrish (JC), Betty Jean Ellison and Marie Spain and a host of other family members and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6 at Charter Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the funeral home. Charter Funeral Home directing.