Former Spring Hill football coach Spickard dies at 88

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A graveside service is scheduled for Monday in Gladeville, Tenn., for former Spring Hill football coach Brud Spickard, who died Wednesday at the age of 88.

A native of Gladeville, Spickard graduated from Columbia Central and served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated in 1959 from Middle Tennessee State University, where he was a member of the football and baseball teams.

He coached both sports at Columbia Military Academy before taking over the Spring Hill program in 1974 and compiling a 28-15 record over four seasons. He served as football coach at Franklin in 1978 before transitioning to the business sector.

Brud Spickard (third from left), pictured with the 1966 Columbia Military Academy football coaching staff, died Wednesday in Gladeville, Tenn. He was 88 years old. (Courtesy photo)

Spickard is survived by children Spook (Cindy) Spickard and Polly Ann (Benji) Cook; grandchildren Rob Spickard, Eli (Cindy) Spickard, Stroud Cook, and John Sullivan Cook; brother John “Bev” (Vanessa) Spickard and their daughter Britney; mother of his children Anna Griffin Spickard; and great-grandchildren Brud, Tara Jo, and Jessie Jane.

Visitation is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon, with the graveside service set for 11 a.m. Monday at Spickard-Sullivan Cemetery (10941 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Gladeville).

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