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Phillip Lawrence “Butch” Spivey, 1947 – 2023



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Phillip Lawrence “Butch” Spivey, 75, a resident of Vicksburg, MS passed away Thursday May 4, 2023 surrounded by his loving children.

Butch was born to L.E. and Frances Spivey on June 10, 1947. He worked for most of his life as a welder, owning his own company and traveling across the US. He was never a man that enjoyed being inside or sitting still, therefore after retiring he would always find something to keep him busy, and never shied away at a hard day of work.

Butch loved his family and would do anything in the world for them. He welcomed his kid’s friends with open arms and treated them like his own. He was a father that was always present, he never willingly missed a ballgame, track meet, barrel race, rodeo, school function or anything else his kids or grandkids were involved in. He was a people person and never met a stranger, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Everyone would tell you how straight forward he was, you never had to wonder what he was thinking. He enjoyed helping others and telling them how things should be done.

Through the years Butch enjoyed fixing up old trucks and working on the land with his tractor and skid steer. He was an avid outdoors man that enjoyed hunting, fishing, and running his squirrel and coon dogs. He instilled a love for the outdoors in his children, grandchildren, and anyone that he came in contact with. He was an animal lover and was especially fond of horses and cows. He enjoyed rocking on the porch and watching it rain. He loved to joke around, his laugher could fill a room.

He was preceded in death by his father L.E., mother Frances, brother Michael Spivey and sister Joy Emerson.

He is survived by his son Butch Spivey Jr. (Heather), son Morgan Spivey (Stephanie), daughter Angel Henry (Tut) and daughter Meshell Gant (Rocky) his grandchildren Cody Spivey, Ryleigh Ehrhardt, Kailyn Ehrhardt, Chessa Spivey, Kye Henry and Bristol Gant, his brother Darrell Spivey (Corrie), his sister Sylvia Thornell (Redmond) and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Hoyt Hogan, Jimmy Hynum, Dusty McCain, Richard Morris, David Lyons, Chris Hartley, Michael Thornell, and Eddie Murphy.

His family and friends are shattered at the loss of this beloved man and will forever have a void in their hearts and lives. The world is a darker place without him, but we know the angels are rejoicing.

Services will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg, MS on Monday May 8, 2023. Visitation will be at 12 pm and the funeral service will be at 2 pm followed by graveside at Yokena Cemetery.

A reception and meal will be held at Grace Baptist Church following the services.

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