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John W Spann
Jun 19, 1944 to Oct 09, 2018


John Walter Spann, 74, affectionately known as “Chick”, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Columbia. John was born on June 19, 1944 in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Eugene Spann, Sr. and Kathryn Joyner Spann, He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1964. On May 8, 1993, he was united in marriage to Dieanne Sanders Spann. John worked for Campbell Soup Inc. from 1964 to 1989 until it became Gold Kist Inc., where he retired in 1995. During that time he was also the small business owner of John’s Market for 30 years until he fully retired in October 2017. He is survived by: his wife, Dieanne S. Spann; four daughters, Jennifer (Wayne) Hemingway of Sumter, Christal Spann of Charlotte, N. C., Johnetta Spann-Knuckles of Columbia and Bridget Spann of Sumter; six grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene (Femina) Spann, Jr. and Michael (Nichole) Spann; two sisters, Vivian Spann Moore and Maggie Spann Kelley, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 1475 Florence Highway, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2 p. m. from the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with Minister Jake Sanders III, officiating, eulogist. The funeral processional will leave from the home at 1:20 p. m.
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