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Celebrating the life of

Charles Barry Spillane, Sr.

June 22, 1933 - January 27, 2023

Charles Barry Spillane, Sr.

Mr. Charles Barry Spillane, Sr., 89, of Savannah, passed away Friday, January 27, 2023, surrounded by his family. If anyone knew the meaning of happiness, family and love, it was Charlie. He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a great friend. He always had a twinkle in his eye, a skip in his step, and a smile that drew you in. 

Charles Barry Spillane, Sr. was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1933. Shortly afterwards his family made Savannah their home. He loved the beach, and was a resident at Tybee Island for 28 years. Charlie also loved playing the piano and writing songs. He is mostly known for his song, "It's Time to Fall in Love", recorded by Kenny Palmer. He loved soccer and was a coach for Blessed Sacrament School, and Benedictine Military School.

Charlie graduated high school at Benedictine Military School in 1951. From there he received a BS in accounting from the University of North Carolina in 1957, and went on to serve his country in the US Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict. When he returned home to Savannah, Charlie joined his father working for Spillane, Rhodes, Lebay, Cann and Sieg. 

Eventually, Charlie left his Dad's practice and opened up Charles B. Spillane & Company which was in operation for 55 years.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda M. Hayner, his son Charles B. Spillane, Jr., (Margaret M. Spillane), his daugter, Janet E. Spillane (Jon C. Erickson), his granddaughter, Jennifer E. Lujan (Carlos R. Lujan), his grandson, Charles B. Spillane III, his great-grandchildren, Alexis B. Spillane, Lane R. Lujan, Liam R. Lujan, Carolina M. Lujan, and Bach Dinh. In Additiion, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Marilyn H. Spillane, and his nieces, Susan S. Lai (Ken Lai) Marilyn S. Hodges, Jessica Hein, Lindsay Hein, James Dinh, his stepdaughter, Deedee Warlick (Randy Warlick), his stepson, Robert Hayner (Beth Hayner), and step-grandchildren, Griffyn Hayner and Jameson Hayner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Reginald Spillane and Elizabeth Morgan Spillane, his brother, Thomas Michael Spillane, his sister, Janet T. Spillane, his daughter, Bonnie Dolan Spillane Hall, his son-in-law, Rodney J. Hall, and his niece, Theresa O. Spillane  

Funeral service will be held at 6:00, Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4:00 until 6:00 before the service. Interment will be private at 11:00, Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in the Garden of Faith.

Remembrances: The Alzheimers Association, The Cancer Society, and St. Judes Hospital







Our hearts and prayers are with your family ❤️

- Montanari / McElroy, Beaufort , SC

So sorry for your loss. Charlie is in a much better place now.

- Cheryl Clay, Tybee Island, Ga

Dear Brenda and Family, David and I are so sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. What a wonderful man, what a wonderful life! For those of us who crossed his path were truly the blessed ones - to know him was to love him! and we did for many, many years. We will keep you and family in our prayers - love, peace and strength for all. He will be missed - but always in our hearts! Blessings, Linda (Foster) and David Denhard, Sr.

- David R Denhard SR, Savannah, GA

I remember Mr.Spillian as a true southern gentleman. Colorful in his dress attire and causal in his demeanor. Always approachable and he never forgot a name.I always enjoyed him when he would visit Charlie at the dealership then a short time later as his client. Farewell Mr.Spillian, until we meet again! God bless the Spillian family.

- Rondeau , Savannah , Ga

Such a lovely man. RIP. We love you.

- Mike and Elizabeth Ware, eSavannah, GA

A candle has been lit!


- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Charlie and Jan, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was a wonderful man and friend. I will cherish my memories of him! All the best, Paul

- Paul Camp, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel