Thomas Edward Spitzley, 75, passed away at St. Vincent’s East Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 following a fight with COVID.
A longtime resident of Birmingham, Tom was proceeded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Richard Spitzley, brothers Paul, Tony, Eugene and sister Kathy.
He is survived by his two sons Jim Spitzley (Alice) of McCalla and Thomas Spitzley, Jr of Clay-Chalkville; Grandchildren Alizabeth Spitzley, Michael Spitzley, Jimmy Spitzley, William Spitzley, and Noah Spitzley; Great Grandchildren Asher Spitzley, Lucas Spitzley, Jimmy (Katie), and Michael (Zaynah); Brothers Danny Spitzley and Steven Spitzley of Lansing, Michigan and Charles Spitzley (Robin) of Springville.
Raised and growing up on a farm in Ionia, Michigan and then later residing in Lansing, Michigan, Tom graduated from Eastern High School and then served honorably in the U.S Army before returning to Michigan and raising a family. Later moved to Birmingham, Al and became self employed as a painter (residing in Center Point.)
He was a member of the Birmingham Record Collectors Association and enjoyed listening to the Blues. He was very close to the late great Henry ‘Gip” Gipson and helped provide for him for many years. He loved fishing with his boys and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be truly missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to ALS Association of Alabama or Birmingham Record Collectors Association.