Richard L. Spreitzer

May 3, 1932March 3, 2010

Lt. Colonel Richard L. Spreitzer, USMC, Ret., 77, of Cordova passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. He was retired from the US Marines, received his MBA from the University of Memphis and taught small business administration at State Tech. Mr. Spreitzer, the husband of Betty J. Spreitzer for 55 years, also leaves 3 sons, Richard Lane (Carol) Spreitzer, Jr. of Eminence, KY, Craig Martin (Nancy) Spreitzer of Atlanta, GA and John Carlton Spreitzer of Cordova; and two grandchildren, Richard Lane Spreitzer, III and Rebecca Lauren Spreitzer. The family will receive friends Sunday evening, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 8 at the funeral home with interment to follow in West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to either the Epilepsy Foundation of West Tennessee, 3131 N. Highland Ave., Suite 61 D, Jackson, TN 38305 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 8, 2010
  • Funeral Home Location Sunday, March 7, 2010
  • Interment Monday, March 8, 2010

Richard L. Spreitzer

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Saundra Raynor

May 21, 2013

I know what it is to lose a husband. I lost John five years ago. It continues to sadden me.

Saundra Raynor

May 21, 2013

Jim Willis

March 24, 2010

I was honored to work for and with Rick at State Tech. I was very impressed with his dedication to his family, especially one of his sons. He was a great man in my opinion because he put his life on the line for his country, he loved his family, and cared for his fellow man. May he rest in a much deserved peace. Jim Willis, MSgt, USMC, Retired.

CDR David Scott, USN, Ret

March 10, 2010

Worked with Rick for nearly 14 years at State Tech. Always very professional in his position and always was concerned with his students. Just a great guy and friend. God Bless and may he rest in peace.

James and Ria Williams

March 9, 2010

Thank you for opening your heart for our family. You are exceptionally nice gentleman we've ever met. You fulfilled your duty as parent, husband and citizen. We are so blessed to have you as our neighbor next door. Rest in Peace, Sir.

Colonel J. B. Snowden, III, USMCR(Ret.)

March 6, 2010

Rest in Peace, Marine