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Speck Funeral Home - Betty -Jo Spurrier

October 22, 1929 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Speck Funeral Home - Betty -Jo Spurrier Obituary

Graveside Services for Mrs. Betty-Jo Spurrier, age 94, of Jamestown will be conducted 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from the Good Hope Annex Cemetery.  Bro. Josh Grubbs will officiate.  The family will welcome friends at the graveside service.

On February 4, 2024, Betty-Jo Spurrier aka Massey left her earthly home to join her deceased ancestors at a graveside ceremony at the Good Hope Annex Cemetery in Livingston, Tennessee. 

Surviving family are daughters, Bonnie Jo Weiss and husband Alden of Jamestown, TN, and Dinah Lee Scharfenberg and husband John of Glade Spring, VA; granddaughter, Jennifer Schweizer and husband Mark; grandson, Retired Army Major Bryan Weiss and wife Brittany; great-grandchildren, Pera Weiss, Wesley Schweizer, and Emma Schweizer.

Her parents Charles R. and Bonzie Reagan Spurrier previously passed away as did her grandparents, William Thomas Spurrier and Martha Jane, and Charles R. and Manzie Poor Reagan. Adored granddaughter Amandalee Weiss passed away in her youth.  All aunts and uncles are deceased, and numerous cousins survive.

Ms. Spurrier was born and raised in Livingston, TN. A 1950 graduate of Tennessee Tech, in 1960 received her Masters of Education degree from Florida Atlantic University.  She was employed by the Office Secretary of the Army in the Pentagon and the Office of Civilian Personnel at Patrick AFB where she met and married James E. Massey.  For years Betty-Jo was employed as a social worker for the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.  After working for the Orange County Florida Public School System for 27 years as a Librarian and Principal, she retired as an area director of 15 elementary schools.

Ms. Spurrier enjoyed being active in all her professional organizations, the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, DAR, PEO, Woman's Clubs, and Wood carving Clubs.  Some of her memorable experiences were integration of profoundly deaf children and involvement with children with disabilities into regular school, involved in obtaining gifted programs and counselors into elementary schools.  She was a member of Governor Graham's Military Advisory Committe, member of the School Board's first union negotiating team, recipient of a PTA National Youth Courtesy Foundation Courtesy award.  

Originally a member of 1st Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Betty-Jo attended Bible teaching churches wherever she lived, and she was currently attending the Faith Baptist Tabernacle family in Jamestown, TN.  For fun, dancing was the foremost pleasure in her younger days, after retirement she took up wood carving, knitting, oil painting, and continued to be an avid reader.

Pallbearers to serve are Alden Weiss, David Delk, John Scharfenberg, and Bryan Weiss.


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