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October 13, 2012

Paul R. Spellicy

TRAVERSE CITY — Paul Richard Spellicy, 69, of Traverse City, died Oct. 11, 2012. He was born on May 2, 1943, to J. Paul and Natalie (Dryden) Spellicy in Detroit.

Paul attended U of D High School and graduated from U of M Dearborn in 1966. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.

On June 25, 1966, Paul married Glenna Faye Hollon at Holy Redeemer Church in Detroit.

In 1972 the family moved to Traverse City when Paul's employer, Trans-Michigan Airlines, transferred him there. He then was employed by Dingeman Advertising and worked his way up to Executive Vice President.

After Glenna's death in 1979 he left Dingeman to go back to school and get his broker's license, which he got in the early 1980s.

He worked for the Ohio company, Prudential Securities and Raymond James before starting his own company in September of 2000, where he worked until his retirement in August 2005.

Paul was an avid golfer who golfed at every opportunity and frequently beat his best friend, Rich. He traveled and golfed at some of the world's most famous courses. He loved the water and enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren to swim and fish.

He is survived by three children, Michael John (Carleen), Michelle Lynn and Scott Allen; his brother, Robert Spellicy; sister, Patricia Cherniskin, six grandchildren, Jason Ferris, Heather Beers, Jason Spellicy, Jon and Ethan VanHoose and Kelder Colby; several great-grandchildren; along with too many wonderful friends and family members to list.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna; and both parents.

A special thanks is extended to Laura Johnson for all her help and care over the last 12 years.

Visitation for Paul will take place from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. For the funeral service, which will be held Monday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Deacon Rene Hoenscheid officiating, casual wear would be most appropriate and would have pleased Paul. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan, 900 East Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686 or Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 20300 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48076.

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