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Robbie "Ray" Spivey

April 1, 1935 — February 21, 2023

Robbie "Ray" Spivey

Funeral services for Ray Spivey, age 87, of Elwood, will be held 11 A.M., Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas. Bro. Andrew Parry will officiate the service. Mr. Spivey will be laid to rest in Allphin Cemetery. A time of visitation will take place Friday, February 24, 2023 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Madisonville Funeral Home.


Pallbearers:  Wayne Spivey, Ronnie Spivey, Gary Spivey, Thad Wilson, Cody Novasad, Chris Novasad, Joshua Spivey, Jared Spivey, Jacob Spivey, Neil Sommerlatte


Robbie "Ray" Spivey was born April 1, 1935 in Madisonville, Texas to Lawrence Leonard & Fannie Laura (Winn) Spivey. He was raised and attended school in Madison County. Ray married his sweetheart, Bettie McRee June 4, 1955. Ray and Bettie settled in Houston where Ray worked and retired from Cintas as a service manager. In the mid 1990's they moved back to Madison County where Ray enjoyed taking care of his cattle. He also held an affinity for antique tractors, Amish wagons and horses. Ray passed away February 21, 2023 in Bryan, Texas following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and siblings, Eunice Parks, Cecil Spivey, Harvey Spivey, Dan Spivey, Ruby Spikes and Glyness Spivey.


Surviving family members include devoted wife, Bettie Spivey of Elwood; daughter & son-in-law, Susan & Earl Sommerlatte of Midway; granddaughter, Erin Pirtle & husband, Jeff of Nacogdoches; grandson, Neil Sommerlatte of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Cora and August Sommerlatte and sister, Maurice Novasad of Sugar Land.


Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.



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Visitation

Friday, February 24, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Madisonville Funeral Home

, Madisonville, TX 77864

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Service

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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, Madisonville, TX 77864

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Burial

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