Michael Spotloe Jr. age 91 a resident of Philippi passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday April 13, 2009. He was born on December 17, 1917 in Century, WV a son of the late Michael Sr. and Jane (Dobson) Spotloe. He was united in marriage in 1979 to Barbara (Ward) Spotloe who survives. Also surviving is three daughters;
Carolyn and husband Paul Wilson both of SC
Sharon Snider of Charleston
two sons; Tony and wife Jan Spotloe of Pittsburgh, PA
Kevin Spotloe of Philippi
one-stepson; John Ward of Philippi
one brother; Dave Spotloe of Webster
two sisters; Cathryn Maxson of Century
Pauline Purtsok of Summersville
13 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren
Also surviving the mother of his children, Agnes Payne Spotloe
Mike was a member of the Philippi United Methodist Church
Mike was preceded in death by one son; Philip Spotloe, one granddaughter; Stacey Ritchie, one Step-Daughter Vicki Ward, and nine brothers and sisters.
Mike, known to the music world as JR, certainly was an inspiration to many, many people; especially the group called “The Good Ole Boys” who loved him dearly. His compassion for music and his talent was unbelievable. He definitely was the “Good Ole Boys” hero. When they appeared in various counties the first question asked was, where’s JR?
He will be sadly missed and with a high profile of admiration, we were blessed with the quality time spent with JR. May the Good Lord Bless and keep you until we meet again. The Good Ole Boys.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi, WV on Wednesday April 15, from 5-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday April 16, from 8-11:00 a.m. the service hour with Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.