Joseph Leroy Spell

Joseph Leroy Spell

Joseph Leroy Spell, 89, of Merryville, passed from this life on Sunday, March 23, 2014.  Mr. Spell was a native of Crowley but grew up in Port Arthur, Texas.

He worked in construction as an electrician and was a member of IBEW Local 479 for 70 years. He attended local Baptist churches and loved to garden and metal detect, shoot guns and be Pop-Pop to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Ronald “Ron” Spell of Merryville, Michael “Mike” Spell and wife Sally of Port Arthur, Texas, and Timothy “Tim” Spell and wife Melissa of San Leon, Texas; grandchildren, Cade Spell and wife Jennifer, Tate Spell and wife Melissa, Kaley Spell, Todd Spell and Timothy Spell; great grandchildren, Avery, Siena, Arthur, Simeon, and Levi Spell.

Visitation and funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial followed in Bivens Cemetery in Bivens.  Rev. Lindsey Burns officiated.

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Myers Colonial Funeral Home, (337) 463-9996, was in charge of all arrangements.

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