February 27, 2020

William G. “Bill” Spreyer Jr.

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William G. “Bill” Spreyer Jr., 74, of Rehoboth, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. He was the loving and devoted husband of Joan (Hargreaves) Spreyer.

Born June 3, 1945, he was the son of the late William G. Spreyer Sr. and the late Ellen (Mitchell) Spreyer.

Bill owned Nature’s Place Garden Center in Rehoboth for more than 40 years where he developed a strong relationship with the community and all of his customers. As a young man, Bill was extremely active in scouting where he eventually earned his Eagle Scout Award.  Bill graduated from Cranston East High School and went on to earn his degree at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.  He later maintained connections with the University and was an avid fan of all NC State Sports teams, a passion he passed on to all of his children.  He was a member of the Rehoboth Congregational Church and served as one of the Church basketball coaches for over 15 years as well as giving to the local Little League as a baseball coach. Bill actively supported several Rehoboth organizations including the Rehoboth Garden Club but always dedicated and supported all organizations and activities that any of his three kids participated.

Bill loved his entire family and gave everything for them but was always seen by the side of true love, his wife Joan. In addition to his wife of 50 years, he leaves his 3 children, Jason M. Spreyer and his wife Jodi, Melinda D. Ringley and her husband Joel, and Adam J. Spreyer and his wife Claire; 6 grandchildren, James, Madisen, Owen, Karli, P.J., and Kamryn; his sister, Carole Blackman; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Friday, January 10th from 5pm to 8pm in the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence. Burial will be private at the Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.

Memorial donations are greatly appreciated to North Carolina State University, CALS Dean’s Fund for Excellence (011076).  Please make checks payable to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation with CALS Dean’s Fund for Excellence (011076) in memory of William G. Spreyer in the memo line and mail to North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7474, Raleigh, NC 27695-7474.

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