Ted E. Spidle Sr.
CANTON — Ted Everett Spidle Sr., 69, of John’s Creek Road, passed away at his residence.
A native of Haywood County, Ted was the son of Phyllis Burnette Rutherford and was also preceded in death by brothers, Gary Burnette and Paul Rutherford; a sister, Teresa Burnette; foster parents, Alvin and Ollie Mae Ford; and a granddaughter, Emily Kate Spidle.
He was retired after being self-employed as owner/operator of Spidle Software Services. Ted was an avid outdoorsman and loved his motorcycle. He was a soldier and warrior who fought two tours for his country in Vietnam. The pride and joy of his life was and will forever be his four beautiful grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons, Ted Spidle Jr., and his wife, Amy, of Gibsonville, and Sean Spidle, of Waynesville; a daughter, Jean Marie Skinner, of Texas; two sisters, Phyllis Rutherford Schneider Salser and Sherry Rutherford Bell, both of Texas; two brothers, Martin Rutherford, of Asheville, and Edward Rutherford, of Texas; and three grandchildren, Derek and Jenna Spidle and Jenna Skinner.
Family and friends will meet at noon Monday, June 9, at Jukebox Junction, 6306 Pigeon Road, Canton, to drive over the Blue Ridge Parkway to memorialize Ted. Military rites will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Green Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to cover final expenses be mailed to 802 Croftwood Drive, Gibsonville, NC 27249, or online at www.youcaring.com/tedspidlesr.
Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.
An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.