Acie Joseph ‘A.J.’ Spring

Published 4:33 pm Monday, January 23, 2023

The funeral service for Acie Joseph “A.J.” Spring will be 11 a.m., Thursday, January 26, at Johnson Grove Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, at Johnson Grove Church of Christ.

Mr. Spring, 76, of Smithdale, passed away January 22, 2023, in Jackson, MS. He was born in Franklin County, MS, October 1, 1946, to George Washington Spring and Gertrude Nunnery Spring.

After graduating from McComb High School, AJ played football at Southwest Junior College and Mississippi College. He worked for over 20 years with Allstate Insurance as an Agent. AJ was a member of Johnson Grove Church of Christ. He previously served as an Elder and Deacon at McComb Church of Christ, where he also taught Bible classes. An avid outdoorsman, he loved spending his free time fishing, hunting and golfing. AJ developed a grass mowing ministry which was a great passion of his. One of his greatest pastimes was watching his grandkids participate in a variety of activities. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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AJ is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Wayne Spring, Ralph Spring, and Warren Spring.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 ½ years, Janie Spring; children, Randy Spring and wife, Amy and Julie Spring Piper and husband, Shawn; brother, Eddie Spring and wife, Pat; sister, Frances Spring Berch; three grandchildren, Brett Spring and wife, Katie, Brady Spring, and Taylor Belle Piper. He is also survived by a host of friends and family and countless cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Johnson Grove Church of Christ Youth Group, 665 Auburn Drive SW, Bogue Chitto, MS 39629.

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