Obit: Allan Spreen

Obit: Allan Spreen

August 7th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Allan Raymon Spreen, 97, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home in St. Augustine, Fla.Mr. Spreen was president of Suburban Manufacturing Co. in Dayton, Tenn., from 1964 until 1984, during which time the family lived in Hixson.A native of Nutley, N.J., the son of Raymon and Gertrude Halsey Spreen, he was a 1938 graduate of Georgia Tech. Employed by the Glenn L, Martin Aircraft Co. (now Martin-Marietta) before and during WWII, to supervise inspection of airplanes including the famous B-26 bomber, he later served as president of Southern Industries in Richmond, Va., (1951-63) and finally as president of Suburban Mfg. in Dayton, Tenn., until his retirement in 1984.Allan was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Ann Douglas " Nancy" Noland Spreen (d. 10.3.2006), and his eldest daughter, Nancy Noland Spreen (d. 3.10.1976).He is survived by three children, Allan N. Spreen, of Jacksonville, Fla., Catherine Spreen Arnold, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Roger B. Spreen, of Los Altos Hills, Calif.; as well as seven grandchildren.No services are planned. Burial will be private.Craig Funeral home, Crematory, and Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements. www.craigfuneralhome.com.