Ernest Lee "Ernie" Spiva

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ernest Lee "Ernie" Spiva, 61, of Exeter, passed away in his home on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. He was born on July 24, 1954, son of Alva Lee and Jewell Dora (Norton) Spiva, in Bentonville, Ark. On June 25, 1983, he was united in marriage to Deborah Darity in Noel. He worked for the Vollenweider family for 28 years, and was currently working at Vollenweider Metal Works in Exeter. He was a member of the Mount Olive Church in Gravette, Ark.

Survivors include: his wife of 32 years, Debora Spiva, of Exeter; three sons, Nathan Lee Spiva and his wife, Stephanie, of Seligman, Rick Derring Spiva, of Exeter, and Eric Hughey, of Centerton, Ark.; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

A celebration of Ernie's life was held Friday, Aug. 21, at the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.