George C. Spelman (Lt., USN, Ret.) was received into Heaven on September 11, 2020 at Princess Anne Hospital.
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He was preceded in death by George C. Spelman, Sr. and Carmillete Spelman and was born in New Orleans, LA on September 30, 1939.
George was married for 50 years to Eloise Spelman. They met while George was an Ensign in Guided Missile School in Vallejo, CA where Eloise was teaching at the time. They were married on March 21, 1970.
George's next assignment was the USS ALBANY (CG-10) stationed in Mayport, FL. They lived for three years in Jacksonville, FL.
After that, George and Eloise spent 2 1/2 years in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo). They were able to travel to Jamaica and Haiti from there. George was with the Fleet Training Group.
Finally George and Eloise moved to Virginia Beach in 1976 as George was assigned to Fleet Corps Group and Beach Group 2 at Little Creek with more deployments. He retired from the Navy in 1983.
During retirement, George was an Election Official - Asst. Chief for many years. He also volunteered with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
Recently, he was a board member of the Tidewater Coin Club.
Eloise wishes a big thank you to the staff at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.
Thank you, Mr. Spelman, for your service to our country.