Herald Bulletin, The (Anderson, IN)
Fred Spottsville Jr. '69, M. D., F.A.C.C., and devoted servant of Jesus Christ, passed away at 63 on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at his residence surrounded by loving family members.
He was born Nov. 24, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Fred Sr. and Clarice (Smith) Spottsville. Fred married his love Terri Lou McCoy on Oct. 4, 1986, in Anderson.
Fred obtained his undergraduate degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and his doctorate degree from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Fred spent his internship, residency, and fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, from 19741979. Fred began his private cardiology practice at Saint John’s Health System in Anderson in 1979. From 1979-1985, Fred was the Director of the Cardiology Laboratory, the Director of the Coronary Care Unit, and the Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Saint John’s Health System. He joined Nasser, Smith and Pinkerton Cardiology in 1991, which later became The Care Group/ St. Vincent Medical Group where he practiced until October 2010. Fred was a staff physician at Community Hospital Anderson from 1993 to October 2010.
Fred was also proud of his undergraduate and graduate awards and honors, which included graduating Magna Cum Laude; being on the Dean’s List; shining among the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges; being a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society as well as Sigma Zeta Honorary Science Society; and being a member of Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Fred’s professional memberships include the American Medical Association; the American College of Cardiology; the American College of Physicians; and the American Heart Association and Clinical Council.
Fred truly cared for everyone. As a Sunday school teacher and member of Wesley Free Methodist Church in Anderson, he preached the Lord’s word daily. As a physician, he was a positive role model to all of his patients. He always exercised to promote good health. Furthermore, Fred was an avid book reader; movie watcher and movie collector. Fred also enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii.
Fred loved his family to the fullest. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Terri Spottsville; children, Raymon L. Spottsville (wife, Tamara) of Cleveland, Ohio, Rodney L. Spottsville (wife, Loretta) of Big Flats, N.Y., Jason R. Moore of Mooreland, and Justin T. Moore of Anderson; six grandchildren, Brianna Spottsville , Jasmine Spottsville, Terrell Spottsville, Trenton Spottsville, Kenzie Moore; and Kole Moore; sisters-in-law, Lana Dial (husband, Frank) of Anderson, and Jana Casey (husband, Darrell) of Morrow, Ohio; daughter in-law, Lesia Moore; Aunt Reubena Newsom (Spottsville) of Shawneetown, Ill.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews of the Spottsville family, Newsom family, Dial family, Casey family and Beer family; and many dear friends and colleagues.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Lauryn Spottsville; nephew, Zachery Johnson; and in-laws, Robert and Roma McCoy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; Wesley Free Methodist Church; the Humane Society of the U.S.; the American Heart Association; and/or ASPCA.