Jule Christian Spach


Jule Spach, born December 21, 1923 in Winston-Salem, N.C. and married for 68 years to Nancy Clendenin Spach. Jule is a World War II veteran and piloted a B-24 Liberator in multiple missions over Italy before parachuting into the Mediterranean Sea, and subsequent capture by the Germans. He was imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the camp known for the “Great Escape” and was liberated by General Patton’s 3rd Army. After the War he graduated from Georgia Tech and spent over twenty-five years as a missionary in Brazil using his skills as an engineer, coach, teacher and administrator. He was appointed and served as Moderator of the General Assembly of Presbyterian U.S. and helped develop Arbor Acres, a retirement community in his home city of Winston-Salem. He and Nancy raised five children, Lynn, Margaret, Anne, Cile, and Robert, and are the proud grandparents of 15 and great grandparents of 38.