OBITUARY: Edgar Earl Weatherspoon


Edgar Earl Weatherspoon, affectionately known as “Pops” to both family and friends, was a beacon of loyalty, love, and reliability. Born in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee, on October 9, 1953, Edgar’s journey of life came to a peaceful close on May 27, 2024. His life was a testament to the core values he held dear: hard work, selflessness, and an unwavering commitment to helping others.

His passion for tending the land was reflected in his love for farming. He found great joy in nurturing the earth and reaping the fruit of his labor. His reliable nature extended beyond the farm, as he spent his professional career as a dedicated painter with Tennsco. He was a steadfast worker, always committed to bringing his best to each task he undertook. His spirit of selflessness, always ready to lend a hand, will be fondly remembered.

Pops was not just a man of the earth, but also a man of the water. He found tranquility in the gentle ebb and flow of the water, often retreating for some peaceful fishing. When he wasn’t fishing you could find him spending cherished time with his grandchildren and family.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM and will continue on Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 10:00 AM – until time of services at Spann Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: will begin at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2024 from the Chapel of Spann Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Everett officiating. Interment: will follow at Rye’s Chapel Cemetery.

Survived by:
Debra Weatherspoon of Cumberland Furnace, TN
Brent Weatherspoon (Lindsey) of Cumberland Furnace, TN
Kim Weatherspoon (Jimmy) of Charlotte, TN
Wendell Weatherspoon (Norma) of Charlotte, TN
Billy Weatherspoon (Kathy) of Big Sandy, TN
Emily Curtis of Waverly, TN
6 Grandchildren:
Dalton Groves, Kaytlin Groves, Laurel Weatherspoon, Brenan Weatherspoon,
Raelyn Weatherspoon, Steele Weatherspoon.
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded By:
Parents: Earl and Nora Wall Weatherspoon
Brother: Franklin “Big Daddy” Weatherspoon

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to AccentCare Hospice

We invite you to leave your memories and upload photos of your shared moments with Edgar on the memorial page. Each story and picture shared will serve as a testament to Edgar’s beautiful life, allowing his spirit to continue inspiring all who knew him.


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