Obituary of Sammie L. Spivey Robinson
(Elba) Sammie L. Spivey Robinson age 80 died April 7, 2020 at his home. He was born September 8, 1939 in Sumter County GA, a son of the late Robert and Verseola (Robinson) Spivey and had lived in this area for over 60 years. Sammie served in the US Army during Vietnam. He always said he was a jack of all trades, he was a maintenance man, truck driver, a former employee of T.J. Lipton’s and asphalted driveways and parking lots. He found his love for farming where he finally settled in Elba, NY raising pigs, cows, chickens, goats, sheep, geese and pheasants. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed cutting his grass with his riding lawn mower and he raised a beautiful vegetable garden. Sammie was a musician and played the drums in the band Cyclone. But most importantly, Sammie was a family man who loved cookouts and family gatherings. Some would say Sammie’s bark was bad, his bite was worse, but we all loved him. He is no longer in pain, may he rest in peace. You will be missed. God Bless you daddy with all our Love. He was predeceased by his wife, Mabel R. (Williams) Spivey; sisters Laura Hardy, Jeanette Spivey, Varnel Rhimes; brother James Spivey; son Borus Spivey. He is survived by his loving companion Susan DeCamp; sisters Mary Lois Burns of Toledo OH, Bethena Jackson of Charlotte NC, LeGretta Calloway of Fort Valley GA; brother Robert Spivey of Toledo OH; daughters Reba Spivey of Rochester, Lolita (Robert) Spivey of Rochester, Delphena Green of Cordele GA, Sharon Spivey of Cordele GA; step-sons Shawn and Bruce: grandchildren Dwayne, Donovan, Tiffany, Robert, Sharray, Roddrick, as well as a host of other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Due to public health regulations allowing immediate family only, and as few people as possible to attend Sammie’s service, you may view Sammie’s private service by using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXRRXKMsVK0. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. To share a special memory of Sammie, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.