C.D. Spangler, Jr.

July 22, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Mr. Spangler was born on April 5, 1932 in Charlotte, and died on July 22, 2018. He was predeceased by his mother Veva C. Yelton Spangler and his father C. D. Spangler both from Cleveland County, N. C. His only sister, Barbara, died in 1968. Mr. Spangler is survived by his wonderful wife of 58 years, Meredith and daughters Anna and Abigail, as well as four grandchildren, Meredith, Audrey, Eleanor and Jeffrey, and son-in-law Tom Nelson. Mr. Spangler was graduated from Dilworth Elementary, Alexander Graham Junior High School, Woodberry Forest School, the University of North Carolina, and Harvard Business School. Mr. Spangler was the president of UNC for 11 years from 1986 to 1997. Mr. Spangler often said that was "the best job in North Carolina". Earlier, he was a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and was chairman of the N. C. State Board of Education. Mr. Spangler also was on the board of several corporate, charitable, and religious organizations, including his family business. He had the strong support of his family, his business associates, his friends and his educational colleagues. Mr. Spangler had many unanswered questions about government and religious organizations. A memorial service will be held at Myers Park Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 31, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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