Joseph Elliott Spann, Jr. 91 of Isle of Palms died Saturday, September 29, 2012 peacefully in his home. Mr. Spann was born in Bamberg, SC on August 9, 1921, a son of the late Joseph Elliott Spann, Sr. and Thelma Lewis Spann. He was a graduate of The Citadel class of 1942 and was weeks away from attending his 70th class reunion. He was a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. Mr. Spann was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Pearlstine Distributors for 40 years. He served on numerous boards including the Greater Charleston Hotel Motel Association. He was an avid golfer, gardener, active member of the Hibernian Society, and lover of all things Citadel. Mr. Spann was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Allen Spann. He is survived by his three children Walker A. Spann (Kay), Polly Spann Kosko (George), Joseph E. Spann III; two grandchildren: Emily S. Laird (Jamie), Elliott W. Spann as well as two great-grandchildren: Walker J. Laird and Ella L. Laird. He is also survived by his brother, Albert Pringle Spann (Joyce) and nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held in Bamberg, SC. In Celebration of his life, the family will be receiving friends at the Hibernian Society Hall on Thursday October 4th from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be contributed to the Hibernian Foundation Scholarship Fund, 105 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401, Old St. Andrews Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 or The Citadel Foundation 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409. His guestbook can be signed at JAMES A. McALISTER Funerals & Cremation, 1620 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407. (843) 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at charleston Tags: 1942

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