Mr. Jerry R. Sprayberry, age 70, of Summerville, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Sprayberry was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on July 3, 1938, son of Leonard W. Sprayberry and the late Zula Mae Headrick Sprayberry. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, serving in Air Operations and as a pilot. Mr. Sprayberry was President of the Chattooga County Historical Society from 1989-1990. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Captain and pilot for 25 years with National Airlines and Pan American World Airways. Mr. Sprayberry was preceded in death by his mother, Zula Sprayberry.

Mr. Sprayberry is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Lynn Sprayberry of St. Paul, Minnesota ; daughters and son-in-law, Shari and Dennis Rodriquez of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Cynthia Sprayberry of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Grandchildren, Jessica Maruzzala, Khristina Elswick and Sarah Sprayberry; Great Grandchildren, Cameron Maruzzala, Caleb Maruzzala and Summer Elswick.

Funeral Services for Mr. Sprayberry will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Norton officiating. Interment will follow in the Summerville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stan Sprayberry, Dennis Rodriguez, Kevin Gallagher, and Sonny Dillard.

Mr. Sprayberry will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Wendesday from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour.