John Paul Spivey-Hieb

January 22, 1982 - January 22, 2022
John Paul Spivey-Hieb

John Paul Spivey-Hieb age 40 passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022.

John Paul was born in Kentucky on January 22, 1982.

He grew up in Charlotte and Wilmington, NC. He was active in sporting events and played baseball, he made it to the regionals championships twice. He loved Carolina basketball, he was an avid chess player, he enjoyed architectural design and drawing. He loved camping, fishing, and all outdoor activities, and getting tattoos. His live long dream was to play college baseball for Carolina or NC State. He was a professional Heating and Air Service Technician in the Wilmington area.

John Paul is survived by his parents, John Wesley Spivey and Linda Allred Staley; his adopted parents, Robert and Gaye Hieb; his companion and partner, Kylene Flader; children, Stephen Marshall Spivey, Sonny Winston, Skyler Spivey, Robert Nelson Spivey, and Connor Spivey; daughter, Paige Flader; his brother, Stephen Murray; sister Selena Cardora, and special nephew, Chance Watson.

A Celebration of Life has been cancelled due to COVID. To be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill:101 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.


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  • February 05, 2022
    Kylene says:
    I am having trouble on deciding on a single memory with you. You are the love of my life, we brought 4 wonderful, smart, caring, and fun loving kids. We shared 14 amazing years together. We experienced joy, sadness, anger, passion and loss throughout our relationship. We traveled across the United States, and we lived all over from Oregon to Georgia to Colorado and finally North Carolina. Where we finally decided to put down roots. We had so many adventures and experiences together. My heart aches for all the things we had planned on doing, but never will. I'm sad for our kids who miss you so much everyday when they look around the house. I hate that you are no longer here and there will always be a piece of our heart missing, but I will forever be grateful for all the memories we did share. Love you always and forever.

  • February 06, 2022
    Renee Wilson says:
    Sending our condolences I've known John a long time. He's always been so sweet, I'm gonna miss that smile every time I see him.