Thad Minick Jr.: April 17, 2017

Published 12:15 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ALBANY — Thad Minick Jr., 69, of Preston, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He was born Oct. 31, 1947, in Buena Vista to the late Thad Minick Sr. and Julia Kisor Minick. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Marshall Lodge No. 188 F&AM in Preston, and Smith Lodge No. 85 F&AM in Richland. He was also an avid fisherman and loved to hunt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Preston with the Rev. Robert Orr and the Rev. Raymond Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Preston City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel in Americus.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Thad Minick III and his wife Holly of Preston; daughter and son-in-law, Christy Spivey and her husband Shane Cobb of Vienna;; and two sisters and brothers-in-law: Linda and Jimmy Foreman of Parrott, and Denise and Richard Willis of Americus. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Josh Minick, Jacob Minick, Emma Minick, Veronia McGilvray, Roger Spivey, Luke Spivey, and Damon Cobb; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 5716 Macedonia Church Road, Preston GA 31824 or to The Masonic Children’s Home, P.O. Box 4183, Macon GA 31208.

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Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of  arrangements.