James “Jap” Span, Sr.

July 14, 1937 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 84)


James Span Sr. is the son of the late Luciel Scott and James Johnson.  He was raised in the St. Peter community before moving to West Palm Beach where he spent most of his life before returning to Archer. He was an avid Florida Gator fan and was well known for his outspoken character.

His parents and two children, Evelyn Span and Daryl Span preceded him in death.

Those left to cherish his memories are:

Wife – Jacqueline Span of Gainesville, FL; Sons – James Span, Jr., Charles Evans both of Gainesville, FL, Kenny Span and Arrostar Span; Daughters – Yvonne Span, Sonya Clark (Renardo), both of Gainesville, FL, Andrea Span of Archer, FL, Tamika Span of Orlando, FL, Keena Brown of Leesburg, FL, Darya Jackson-Smith of Ft. Pierce, FL; Sisters – Katie Nattiel of Archer, FL, Idella Scott-Peterson of Gainesville, FL; Brothers – Aaron Rollins (Candi) of Archer, FL, Donald Neal (Tammie) of Fayetteville, NC, Willie Scott of Gainesville, FL, Henry Scott (Donna) of Gainesville, FL, numerous Grands, Great Grands, Great-Great Grands, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

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April 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Paul Baptist Church
17718 SW 83rd Street
Archer, FL 32618

Graveside Service
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Peter Cemetery
8245 170th Street
Archer, FL 32618

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