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John H. Spikes, 71, of Markle passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

He was a 1956 graduate of General Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a member of the Florida State National Guard 124th and enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the American Legion Post 7 of Huntington and Son of the Confederate Veterans. After his discharge, he worked in construction at a ship yard in Jacksonville. He later worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 32 years, retiring in 1994.

He was born on July 13, 1938 in Daytona Beach, Florida, a son of Herbert I. and Leonora E. (Bridier) Spikes.

He is survived by longtime friend and the love of his life: Catherine A. Schlup of Fort Wayne; a daughter: Debra L. Gregory; grandson: Anthony J. Gregory and wife Lindsy and a great grandson: Andrew L. Gregory.

Interment was at the St. Augustine Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Original Publication Date: February 19, 2010

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