In Memory

Michael Allen Spruill

Michael Allen Spruill

Michael Allen Spruill, 51, died on April 16, 2002. He was born in LaGrange, GA in 1951 and had resided in Jacksonville for the past 45 years. He was a graduate of Wolfson High School. Mike operated the Sunoco Station in Lakewood and worked at Bells Automotive from 1975-1985. He owned and operated Mikes River City Automotive from 1985-2000. He was predeceased by his father, William Redford Spruill on February 6, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pamela Higgins Spruill, two sons, both of Jacksonville, James (Jimmer) Spruill and Joseph (Joey) Spruill, his mother, Marion Spruill, Jacksonville and one brother, William Neal Spruill, Gainesville, GA. The family will receive friends Thursday (TODAY) April 18, 2002 from 6 to 8PM at 1883 River Road, in San Marco. Following cremation, the family will hold a private service. NAUGLE FUNERAL HOME.

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10/30/09 03:06 PM #1    

Susan Gail Burney (Landregan)

A great and funny guy,and was nice to all. Does anyone know what happened to him?

11/10/09 08:27 AM #2    

Robert David Herndon

Yes I do. Sadly a few years ago, Mike committed suicide. A very sad loss.

01/10/10 02:42 PM #3    

Patricia Ann Duncan (Pearson)

Mike was a wonderful guy. Everytime I ride by the house he and Pam shared on San Jose Boulevard I think about him. From what I understand, he had a disease which began to disfigure him and that was what prompted the suicide. So incredibly sad.

04/12/10 08:10 PM #4    

Herbert [Herbie] Bunn

Mike was a friend to all if could help you he would. It is very sad we all didn't look at life like Mike.

04/29/10 01:11 PM #5    

Gwendolyn Elouise [Gwen] Butler



Michael  was a class clown.   And sooo cute!

I was one of the first negro children to integrate Wolfson High.

Kids stared at me constantly within the first few months. 

 I do not think Michael even noticed me- he too busy making his friends laugh.

One incident stands out:  He simulated driving his parents' car.  The arms turned the wheel, then he put on 'brakes' to keep from hitting someone/something.  The quivering lips, of course,  were the noises of his 'motor.' 

The other boys went wild! They were all at that age of their first driving experience...the whole scenario was hilarious!



09/04/15 10:58 AM #6    

Freida Carol Platt (McMillan)

I have some really good memories of Mike from our DCT class with Mr. Russell.  Mike took control of the class the moment he walked in with his jolly laugh and smile, which is why his passing the way he did surprised me.  He, Herbie, Larry and Jimmy voted me in as Chaplin the day I was absent and informed me the following morning I came in.  Mike, Herbie Bunn (deceased), Larry Pappy, Jimmy Church (deceased 2013) and others in the class had a blast at our monthly meetings off-site of Wolfson. One of which was at a Buick dealership in their conference ! My prayers go out to his family for their loss and our Class of '70.

04/20/20 03:45 PM #7    

Thomas [Tommy] Cody

For me Mike went from being a bully to one of the best friends I ever had. I worked for Mike at Lakewood Sunoco and we became roommates for a couple of years. We had some great times. Sorry I cant give any details. We really enjoyed playing city league softball together.Mike could hit the ball a mile and he would make me chase it. In 1976 we played the world champions, Warren Motors from Jacksonville. We lost 17-0. There were a couple of times over the years Mike was even my body guard. Mike was a big tough guy with a heart of gold. May God bless his beautiful wife and handsome sons. We miss you. Thanks for all the great times.

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