Jeffery Lynn Spell
March 18, 1955 - July 24, 2021
Jeffery Lynn Spell, age 66 and a lifelong resident of Covington, died Saturday evening July 25, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1971 to 1984, where he traveled to ports and locations all over the World. Jeff was an accomplished Master Carpenter all his life. He was exceptional with his hands and with an engineer’s mind could build or make anything he put his focus toward. Such as a full-size sailboat, that after just a month of study and construction, he was able to sail with for many years. Later in life, he also enjoyed painting to keep him busy. Jeff was always a gentle, caring person that put the needs of his family and others before his own. He would rather brag about the accomplishments of his family than anything he had done. Jeff will be forever remembered for his kind spirit and many talents.
Survived by Daughter and Son in law: Jessica Lynn Spell Thomas and Michael Glen Thomas of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Savannah Thomas, Samantha Thomas, Noah Thomas; Brothers and Sisters in law: Otis Joseph Spell, Jr. and Melanie Lane Spell, Sterling Wendell Spell and Chris Spell, Noel Timothy Spell; Sister in law: Elizabeth Taylor Spell; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Otis Joseph Spell, Sr. and Donis Mae Thompson Spell, brothers Donnie Ray Spell and Jady Dwight Spell.
A memorial service for his family and friends will be planned at a later date.