David "Big Jim" James Spriggs

November 21, 1959March 2, 2018
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David James “Big Jim” Spriggs passed away suddenly on March 2, 2018. Jim was born November 21, 1959 in Baltimore, MD to the late Donald and Ethel (Wheelton) Spriggs.

Jim was a private man but had a big heart. He proudly served in the United States Army where he met his wife Sandy. He was an avid CB Radio fan and spent many years repairing CB Radios. Jim was employed at Mohican Mills for 24 years in Lincolnton. He loved everything about The Grinch, enjoyed collecting coins, and was a Green Bay Packer fan. He also loved feeding and watching the birds from his back porch. Jim will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Sandy Spriggs of Vale, NC; daughter, Danielle Keever of Lincoln County; granddaughter, Samantha “Sami” Keever; sister, Ann Steele of Fallston, MD; uncle, Bobby Spriggs of Baltimore, MD; nine nieces, five nephews, 2 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Borkowicz.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia.

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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Spriggs family.


  • Sandy Spriggs, Wife
  • Danielle Keever, Daughter
  • Samantha "Sami" Keever, Granddaughter
  • Ann Steele, Sister
  • Bobby Spriggs, Uncle
  • Donald Spriggs, Father
  • Ethel Wheelton Spriggs, Mother
  • Jean Borkowicz, Sister
  • Nine nieces, five nephews, two great-nieces and three great-nephews


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David "Big Jim" James Spriggs

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Lisa Carpenter

March 7, 2018

Sandy/Danielle: Not sure you will remember me but I lived @ the trailer park with Dana many years ago. I am so sorry to hear about Jim passing. I enjoyed living across the road from him -- he was a wonderful neighbor!! He was a kind man and I am glad that I got to meet and know him!! Hope you two will be able to remember the loving times and cherish them! I will be praying for you both.

Doug Polaski

March 6, 2018

What a loss of a great man you will sorely be missed. I remember the time several years ago when I was down at Ft. Bragg, NC I was calling for you on the radio on SSB you couldn't hear me but a guy in Michigan heard me and we had a 3 way QSO going it was great I told alot of people about that they, just couldn't believe it. Jim I remember you well when we used to go to the Dunkin Donuts in Dundalk and have our meetings there you were always a crack up guy. Sandy I know its going to be hard on you, but never forget those memories. He might not be here but you'll never know when he's gonna pop up on you just to see how you are doing. I'm totally lost for words. So many of the guys have passed on. You will always be in my heart and memory. RIP my friend your watch is over. Maryland Clippers Radio Club USB 38. MCA 083

Paul Harmon

March 6, 2018

I wish that I could be there for you. Maybe one day if I ever get mobile again, I'll travel back down there to visit.
Always liked Jim, even away from the radios. As a veteran, and a good friend. I wish now that I could have spoken to him one last time.