A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. A family burial was held at 10:15 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughters Louisa Sutherland of Laurinburg, Blanche Powell (Gene) of Springfield, Va., Tish Roberts (Joe) of Bonaire, Ga., and Laurin Hardy (Tim) of Newburgh, Ind., six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Tish.
Spec was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in Laurinburg and lived here most of his life. He attended Lees McRae College and left to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. When the U.S. entered the war he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and flew over 1,800 hours of missions in over 20 aircraft.
He was the owner of Sutherland Auto Supply for 30 years. Spec was a lifelong member of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church and was instrumental in forming Church Community Services.
He was a blessing to all who knew and loved him, and was an inspiration to many. A humble man, he modeled his faith by the way he lived his life.
Memorials may be made to Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Church St., Laurinburg, NC 28352, Church Community Services, 108 S. Gill St., Laurinburg, NC 28352, or Hospice, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.