Cromartie - Miller Funerals & Cremations

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Danny Wendell Spell

November 2, 1949February 2, 2020

Danny Wendell Spell of Dunn, North Carolina departed this life on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, being 70 years of age. He was born on November 2, 1949 in Sampson County to the late Jacob Aster "Sam" Spell and the late Lula Jane "Jimmy" Seals Spell. He was also preceded in death by his brother Jay Spell. Danny was a sports enthusiast. He spent hours running and training for the many marathons he participated in. He was also a competitor in the Senior Games. Danny also excelled in playing badminton and billiards. Danny was also described as an amateur genealogist, and spent many hours discovering interesting facts about his family history. He enjoyed taking drives to Raleigh and visiting North Carolina State University where he would meet up with old friends and maybe hit the gym. Danny was a kind and loving person who was gentle and slow to speak.

Danny leaves behind to mourn his passing his brother: Glenn Spell of Fayetteville and a host of cousins.

A graveside service to commemorate the life of Danny Wendell Spell will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in the Robert's Grove Church Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Warren presiding.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home of Dunn. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cromartiemiller.com


  • Jacob Aster "Sam" Spell, Father (deceased)
  • Lula Jane "Jimmy" Seals Spell, Mother (deceased)
  • Jay Spell, Brother
  • Glenn Spell, Brother
  • A host of cousins

  • Family & Friends


  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 6, 2020


Danny Wendell Spell

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Amelia Cagle

February 10, 2020

Glennis - Today Joyce & I heard about Wendell's passing. Last summer she & I were passing & saw him in the yard. We stopped & said hello. I had not seen him since my high school days (1965). I asked him to say hello to you next time he talked with you & hope he did. Would love to hear from you if/when you have time.
We are both so sorry for your lost.
Amelia McMillan Cagle & Joyce M. Hudson

CD Whitehurst

February 7, 2020

I’m sorry to hear about Danny’s passing.
I worked with him at flowserve he was a very hard working person that took pride in his work.
RIP Bridgeport brother.

Ray Mayo

February 5, 2020

I’m sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. I was Danny’s apprentice instructor at Newport News Apprentice School. He also was employed by my machine shop located in Dunn, NC. His last employer Flowserve in Raleigh is one of my customers. I would always make an effort to speak to Danny when I visited there.
I remember Danny as a very smart individual, easy going, & easy to get along with.
RIP my friend.

Linda Spell Turlington

February 4, 2020

Already miss my cousin. He developed a friendship with my grandson, Connor Pope, when Connor was about 4 yrs old. Connor loves math and Wendell was excited about sharing a math calculator with him. He visited Connor on several occasions to check on his progress with the calculator. He was so excited about Connor's interest in math. Wendell was a quite, humble soul --- just like his dad, Uncle Sam. With his "Family Tree" interest, he enjoyed attending the Wrench Reunions to talk with our family on Granny Rosie Wrench Spell's side. His soft voice was indicative of the person he was. I'm still not over the shock --- didn't realize he and I were so close in age! I am 3 months and 1 day older than him. Love you, my friend. RIP!!!!