The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

May 7, 2014

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Edward Spruill

Masury native/car detailer studied animation in LA

LOS ANGELES — Gerald “Jerry” Edward Spruill, a native of Masury, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. He was 55.

Mr. Spruill was born Feb. 28, 1959, in Sharon, the youngest of five children of William H. Spruill and Mary Elizabeth Morton Spruill.

Jerry was a graduate of Brookfield High School and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Masury.

After graduating from high school, he moved to West Hollywood, Calif., to join his sister, Betty Spruill. There he attended Los Angeles Trade Tech, pursuing a career in animation.

His love for cars and free spirit led him to start his own business. Jerry specialized in car detailing, a vocation which enabled him to interact with people from all walks of life. He continued to enjoy his work until his brief illness ended his life.

Jerry had a lasting impact on all who met him and will be cherished in the hearts of many: his beloved sister, Betty L. Spruill; his brothers, William Ronald Spruill, Masury; James A. Spruill, Atlanta; Tyrone Tarver, Toledo, Ohio; and Jeffery Tarver and Dino Tarver, both Columbus, Ohio; his loving nieces, Michelle Morris, Katy, Texas; Chiara Dillard, Youngstown; and Simone Renee Thompson, Los Angeles; his nephews, Brandon Hammonds, Los Angeles; Christopher Spruill, Columbus; and Dharon Butler, Youngstown; his beloved Latoya Tweedy, and his special friend, Torrie Jossef, who was always there for him; as well as a host of friends and neighbors.

Gerald was preceded in passing by his parents, Wiliiam H. Spruill and Mary Elizabeth Spruill English; and his beloved sister, Gloria Marlene Hammonds.

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