Kevin Fredrick Sprewell was the first born child to Brenda
Mackey and Tyrone Sprewell on October 29, 1958 in San Diego.
Kevin attended Kennedy Elementary School where he served as
patrol boy. After school, Kevin played baseball for the Southeastern
Cardinals and Southeastern Angels. He was also a
member of the William J. Oaks Boys Club and was baptized at
St. Jude Church of San Diego.
Kevin attended Bell Jr High School and played drums in the
school band. In addition to baseball, he played football for
Southeastern which is now known as Valencia Park Pop Warner.
Kevin also attended Lincoln High School and worked part-time
for NYC. He then began his career with the County of San Diego
as well as employment with Mesa Vista Hospital.
Kevin was known for his “GQ” style and was always sharp from
head to toe. And, despite his height, he had a heart and laugh
full of life.
Kevin also had a big personality and was affectionately known
as “Kevie, Kev, Sprewells, Speedy, Bru-n-law, and Dadda.” He
loved his family and his pride and joy were his three children.
Earlier this year, Kevin became ill but he remained strong and
fought a good fight until God called him home on Thursday,
December 21, 2017 at 12:54 a.m.
Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents,
Fred Roberts and Sadie Hisbon and paternal grandparents
Benjamin and Helen Sprewell.
He is survived by his children Shamekia Sprewell of Newark, New
Jersey, Kia Sprewell and Dazhae Wilson both of San Diego; his
loving sister Toi Ritchey (Marc) of San Diego; favorite cousin
Debra Nelson of Los Angeles; siblings April Sprewell of San
Diego, Raul Sprewell, and Rodney Sprewell both of Long Beach,
CA., LaTonya Sprewell of Bakersfield, CA., Tyrone Sprewell of
Nevada, Benjamin Sprewell, Frederick Sprewell and Chante
Sprewell of Wisconsin, Terila Sprewell of AZ and Tawanda
Sprewell; two grandsons Zaire Wilson of Newark, NJ and Jaiden
Sprewell of San Diego; two nieces Vonesha Manassa and Vonjanae
Manassa both of San Diego; two great-nieces Kajanae
and Journee, and expected great-niece Jordyn; along with a
host of other family members and friends who loved him dearly.
Special thank you to Sharon Yvonne Gibson.