James Carl Daniel Springer (JD), 21, of Hartsville was born in Florence, South Carolina on October 8, 1997 and passed away near his home on July 14, 2019 while riding his motorcycle – one of his great loves. There is no other way James would have wanted to go but on that bike.
All of his life he was full of rambunctious energy: hiking, climbing trees, kayaking, riding his bike, raising his dogs, and being with family and friends. James enjoyed fixing cars and was filled with ambition. From the day he was born to the day he died, he lived his life to the fullest and cared deeply for those he considered family. His shoulder was always available for anyone to cry on, even the people he didn’t like, and would give anyone the shirt off his back.
He left behind a loving wife, Abigail Springer, who he adored greatly – more than I ever thought he could love another. He is survived by his parents, Tina Berry and John Springer, along with his sister, Samantha Springer, brother-in-law, Josh A. Miller, and only nephew, Joshua C. Miller (the only kid that ever made him consider having his own child). Tina and Samantha raised James together, they will always be the three amigos. His father-in-law and step-mother-in-law, Ray and Nancy Schnell, were also a huge part of his life.
Also surviving James is his paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Dent, paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Ginger and Larry Hurst, his maternal grandparents, James Berry and Earlene Johnson. Surviving paternal family includes his uncle George (Rockie) Springer and family, aunt Elizabeth Guy and family, aunt Katherine Vliet and family, aunt Shannon Combs and family, and the family of his deceased uncle, Clark Springer. Surviving maternal family includes his aunt Deborah (Debbie) Gibson and family, aunt Ruth Pinder and family, aunt Dawn Berry and family, uncle Mark Berry, uncle James Berry, uncle Michael Hickman and family, and the family of his deceased aunt, Sharon Berry; adopted aunts and uncles: Blair, Taylor, Kae, Katelyn, Jessica, Alexus, Aaron, Austin, and Julie, were raised like cousins. Friends ,Jake Oliver and Robbie Hencke, who James considered apart of his family, also live on.
James will be joining his maternal great-grandmother, Nona (Dolly) McGinnas, paternal great-grandfather, Mac Dent, paternal grandfather, Jerry Springer, maternal step-grandmother, Joy Berry, his uncle, Clark Springer, his aunt, Sharon Berry, his great uncle, Danny Johnson, cousin, Erica Pemberton, and his best friends Richie Gainey and Michael Hoffman – who were like brothers to him.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Norton Funeral Home. There will be a celebration of life service for family and close friends Thursday, July 18th, at 6 p.m. Please join us at Ghost Town on Fletcher’s Farm in Hartsville – where James loved working in the fall. The address is 765 Walton Way, Hartsville, South Carolina, 29550.
Written with all the love in the world by Samantha Springer