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Levester Spann

June 15, 1941 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 78)


The light of God surrounds me.  The Love of God enfolds me. The power of God protects me. The pressure of God watches over me. Wherever I am God is.

Levester Spann, known to many as “Bo” or “Stick” was born on June 15, 1941 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Arthur Spann and Lula bell Spann.  He entered into eternal rest at Providence Hospital on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Levester was educated in Richland One School District in Columbia, South Carolina.  He was employed as a truck driver for PYA Monarch U.S. Foods for 40 years where he twice drove and was awarded for 1 million safe driver miles.  He was also self-employed as a certified barber.  His barber shop was located in the Bookert Heights Community where he could be found cutting all the locals hair.  He provided barber services for over 35 years.

Levester was married to Dorothy Tucker Spann.  During their union of 54 years, they raised four children: Lindsay, Darren, Keith and Sabrina. 

Levester was always known for his clean cars and trucks and his appearance.  In his earlier days, he was a street and drag racer, winning races at local tracks with trophies to show for it.  He loved animals but his coon dogs were his best friends. 

Levester was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leroy and Joseph Watkins; a sister, Arthur Mae King and a godson, Marcus Kennedy.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Dorothy Tucker Spann; his children, Lindsay (Sandra) Bolton, Darren (Blondie) Spann, Keith (Carmen) Spann and Sabrina Spann.  Two brothers, George (Cynthia) Watkins and Curtis (Phyllis) Ashford and one adopted sister, Patricia Javis.  One granddaughter of the home, Keimari Spann; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a special goddaughter, Fermiko Bookman; brothers-in-law, Freddie (Barbara) Tucker, Kent (Lovella) Tucker, Ralph (Sandra) Tucker, and Bobby (Stella) Tucker; sisters-in-law, Patricia Tucker, Jo Sandra Tucker, and Ida Tucker; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


October 8, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
October 9, 2019

1:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service

Serenity Memorial Gardens
1101 Buckner Road
Columbia, SC 29203

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