Roy Lee Spores Sr., 87, of Brunswick, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2018.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Brunswick, with the Rev. David Hudson officiating.
Mr. Spores was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Adrian, Mich., to the late Clyde and Bessie Spores. He was a Class of 1951 Glynn Academy graduate, where he played football and went on with his team to win the South Georgia Championship in 1949. He retired from Hercules after 34 years as a foreman. He also served in the Georgia National Guard for 11 years. He was active in Glynn County athletics for over 20 years as a coach. He was head coach of the Ballard Midgets (The Awesome Eleven). He led them to seven championships in the nine years he coached. He was an avid golfer and a truly committed Bama fan. He loved the Lord and others, and showed it in how he cared for his family through the years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three sisters; and a son, Roy Lee Spores Jr.
Survivors include a son, Randall Spores (Lisa) of Brunswick; a daughter, Julie Spores of Brunswick; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at Lighthouse Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lighthouse Brunswick.
Edo Miller and Sons, www.edomillerandsons.com, is in charge of arrangements.