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Prominent businessman dies at 86
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Local businessman, broadcaster and Rotarian Herman Ray Spivey Sr., passed away Wednesday at River Park Hospital after an extended illness. He was 86.Mr. Spivey served as president and chairman of the board of Cumberland Lumber & Manufacturing Company for many years, joining his father, Herman Roscoe Spivey with the company when he returned to McMinnville in 1949. He had worked with TVA in Chattanooga just before moving back to McMinnville after leaving to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of operations.The Spivey family had first moved to McMinnville in 1925.