Dr.Spickerman passed away last month

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William Spickerman

Dr. William R. (Bill) Spickerman died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003.

The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Dr. Spickerman, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army. He received his undergraduate degree and master�s degree in education from the University of Omaha. He received a second master�s degree in mathematics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. A resident of Greenville since 1967, he was a professor of mathematics at ECU for many years and retired in February 2002 as professor of computer science. During his tenure, he was active in numerous professional organizations. He co-authored a textbook and published many papers in professional journals. He loved academia, research, teaching and all scholarly pursuits.

Dr. Spickerman had a lifetime love of ballroom dancing, was active in dance clubs and had served as president of the Greenville Cotillion. He was the current Commander of the American Legion Post No. 39 and was also a member of VFW Charles Gray Morgan Post No. 7032.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Sylvene Spickerman, and a sister, Catherine Coffey of Canon City, Colo.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 3015 S. Memorial Drive, Suite A, Greenville, N.C. 27834.