James Wayne Spoone, age 81 passed away on September 13, 2023. Born in Anderson, South Carolina to James and Louise Spoone, growing up his family moved around as his father was in the Army.
James Wayne graduated high school from Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After graduation, James Wayne entered the United States Army at the age of 18. He served for 22 years which included 3 tours in Vietnam. After military retirement he settled in Jacksonville, Florida and received an Associates Degree from FCCJ. He then started his second career at Wells Fargo as a security guard for well over 20 years. He continued to work as a security guard for a few more years until he retired for good.
James Wayne was a strong man of God and was of the Baptist faith, a very hard worker and loved cheering for the University of Florida Gators. He is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Hattie Jane Fairchild Cook Spoone, Brother, Ronald Spoone (Linda), 4 Stepchildren, Vickie Ray (Sanford), Jon Cook (Tina), Roger Cook and Donna Bennett (Jerry) 7 Grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Travis (Jessica), Curtis (Emily), Marcus (Michelle), Mitchell (Megan) and Jacob. 7 great-grandchildren, Allison, Lonnie, Howard, Mason, Isabella, Jon and Clara.
A graveside service will be held September 21, 2023 at 1:30 P.M. at the Jacksonville Cemetery with full honors.
Jacksonville National Cemetery