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Alice Everette Wood Spink

Alice Everette Wood Spink
  • May 30, 1945 - February 17, 2020
  • Summerville, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Church of the Holy Communion Endowment Fund
    218 Ashley Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • or:
  • American Cancer Society
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston , SC 29406

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“I'm so sorry for your loss, Kenny.God bless.Jim PappasF Troop, '66 ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Stink,May God bless you and your family.We were sadden to hear about Ms. Alice and are praying for your family.We hope to speak with you soon...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Wynn, Lisa, Diamond, Amethyst Rorie - DC

“We're sadden by the news of Ms. Alice passing.Praying for the family. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Wynn, Lisa, Diamond, Amethyst Rorie - DC

“My condolences to the entire family. Alice went to high school with me. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Chard - Charleston, SC

“Our deepest sympathies to the Spink and Everett families in this time of loss. We have loved all of you since our time together at Camp Zama Japan,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Edward and Nan Rudolph - AL

“My condolences to the family. Alice was one special lady. I so enjoyed the fun times we had when we got together while stationed on Okinawa - fond...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Leander - Sioux Falls, SD

“Dear Ken, Laura, and David, My thoughts are with you during this time. Alice was a bright spark and a complicated woman. Hold onto the good memories....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Munro - Evanston, IL

Alice Everette Wood Spink entered into eternal rest on February 17, 2020 in hospice care at The Villages in Summerville, SC. Alice was born May 30, 1945 in Charleston, SC to Francis Everett Wood and Alice Virginia Witham Wood. She attended James Simons Elementary School and graduated from Rivers High School in 1963. She attended the College of Charleston. On February 4, 1967 she married Lieutenant Kenneth Spink, U.S. Army, whom she met in October 1962 on a blind date at The Citadel Ring Hop. They celebrated their fifty-third wedding anniversary this year. In more than forty years as an Army wife, Alice moved more than twenty times and resided for twenty-one years in Germany and Japan. Upon Kenneth's retirement from government service, at Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, in October 2007, she received a Commander's Award for Civilian Service recognizing her two decades of service.

Alice worked as a library assistant at the Charleston County Library while in high school and college, and was employed as an Army librarian in Frankfurt, Bremerhaven and Heidelberg, Germany. In two tours at Fort Drum, New York, Alice worked at the NY State Library Resource Center and as librarian at the Crosby Public Library in Antwerp, NY. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Assistant and served as a child advocate in many cases in northern New York. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority while at the College of Charleston and a member of the American Association of University Women.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth, son David, daughter Laura, sister Terry Williams, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Her Requiem Mass will be held Saturday, 29 February 2020 at the Church of the Holy Communion, 218 Ashley Avenue at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Fleming Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of the Holy Communion Endowment Fund, 218 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403, or to the American Cancer Society.