Pervis Jackson of the Spinners dies at 70

SpinnersWe are very sad to inform SoulTrackers that Detroit’s WXYZ-TV has reported that Spinners deep-voice bass vocalist Pervis Jackson (far right in the picture) has died of cancer at age 70 at Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital.  An institution in soul music for more than 40 years, Jackson was best known for his memorable line "12:45" in the group’s smash hit "Games People Play."  Jackson had battled illness on and off for a few years, but had continued to perform with the group as he could.  Sadly, this year he was diagnosed with cancer and it proved fatal.  He will be missed.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

 Funeral Arrangements:
(viewing on Sunday afternoon 8/24–call for times)
Swanson Funeral Home
14751 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48235
(services on Monday, 8/25 at 12:45PM)
Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ
19190 Schaefer Road
Detroit, MI 48235
In lieu of flowers, Claudreen has asked that donations be sent to either of these charities:
Damon’s House, Inc. (home for autistic adults in Detroit)
11900 E. Mcnichols Road
Detroit, MI 48205
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Ave, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067

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