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Patience Faye Sperling Spake

Patience Faye Sperling Spake, age 88, passed away on August 2, 2018. Born in Waco, NC on May 26, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Yates Sperling and Essie Spangler Sperling. She graduated from Waco High School in 1947 and from Winthrop College with a degree in education in 1952. She was a school teacher and in 1963, along with her husband, started Spake Concrete Products, Inc. Faye was an active, lifelong member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. She enjoyed working at Spake Concrete, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby I. Spake, who she was married to for 65 years, brother, Glenn Sperling, sister Mabel Jones, brothers-in-law Everett Spake, Wesley Spake, Charles Spake, Ronald E. Smith, J. Don Shields and Dr. Robert S. Jones, Sr., sisters-in-law Ruth Spake, Elizabeth Smith, Mildred Spake and Edith Spake.

She is survived by a son, Dan Spake and wife Mary Lu, a daughter Pam Williams and husband Mike, all of Shelby; grandchildren, Mary Ann Guthrie and husband Todd of Charlotte, Beth Fulmer and husband Danny of Hendersonville, David Spake and wife Katie of Belmont, Sarah Piercy and husband Cliff of Boiling Springs and Michael Williams of Shelby; great grandchildren, MaryBeth Faye Fulmer of Hendersonville and David Lee Piercy of Boiling Springs; sister, Ruth Wilson of Shelby; brothers-in-law, John Spake, Henry Spake and Jim Wilson of Shelby; sisters-in-law Jane Shields of Shelby, Ruby Sperling of Waco and many nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Elizabeth Baptist Church with Dr. Rit Varriale and Rev. Clinton Padgett officiating. A private burial will be held prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the funeral service in the Christian Life Center.

Memorials may be made to: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Road, Shelby, NC 28152 or Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Spake.


Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com

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