William Dennis Spradlin
September 30, 1935 - May 6, 2009
William Dennis Spradlin, 73, Huntington, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Spradlin was born September 30, 1935 in Glasgow, Kentucky to Dennis and Lennie Dickerson Spradlin. His parents preceded him in death.
He married Marlene Page in Crawfordsville, Indiana on February 27, 1955. She survives in Huntington. He was a 1953 graduate of Crawfordsville High School.
Mr. Spradlin retired as former owner of A & S Construction, worked as Manager of Carter Lumber Company and also worked at Juergens Hardware. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Additional survivors include a son: Greg Spradlin; a daughter: Dodie Spradlin, (Henry Fishbaugh) Lagro, Indiana; a grandson: Aaron Spradlin, Huntington; a granddaughter: Andrea Woolf and husband Mike, Estero, Florida; two great-grandchildren: Devon Woolf and Eldon Woolf, Estero, Florida.
Visitation will be Monday, May 11, 2009 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2009 at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Indiana with the Reverend Willaim Rapp officiating.
Burial will be at a later date at the Veteran's Cemetery, Marion, Indiana. Preferred memorials are gifts to American Heart Association in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750
McElhaney- Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences to www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com
Larry & Patty BurnworthWe are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bill was a great person! we will truely miss him.
Sandy DangerfieldHi Marlene, So sorry about Bill's passing, he was such a good guy. Take good care of yourself. Love Sandy
Janis Galster (Haack)Dear Marlene and Aaron,
I couldn't believe it, Aaron, when you told me last week what happened. My eyes well up just thinking about how kind and sweet he ALWAYS was towards me. He was very special, and I know he is in Heaven where nothing can hurt him anymore. Marlene, when right before we moved, you told me it's not goodbye, but see you later; I hope you can find some peace and comfort in those words as I did 10 years ago when you said them to me.
God bless you both,
Brent RothMarlene & family,
I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Josh HittlerI worked with Bill at Juergens, he was great to work with. I am sorry for your loss. My work schedule doesn't allow me to be there. I apologize.
Your Grandaughter AndreaI Miss You
Everyday I wonder why,
That you were taken high up to the sky,
And I didn't get a chance to say goodbye,
There are so many things I want to say,
That every night I sit and pray,
Hoping you can hear me say,
I miss you and I love you.
There's so much hurt I feel inside,
And in nobody I can confide,
But I know you are watching over us,
Up above where the angels lie.
You're in our hearts,
And there you'll stay,
And be remembered everyday,
Forever I will think of you.
Your Grandaughter AndreaFor My Grandpa
I know we are all feeling a little bit sad,
That we've lost our Grandpa, our friend and our dad
Together we have cried an ocean of tears
As we feel so empty and hold many fears
But Grandpa would want us to know he's in a good place
And that he watching us all with a smile on his face
As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be
That he has raised such a beautiful and special family
Thinking back now I really must say
I feel lucky and privileged to have known Grandpa to this day
For in my life, you have played a special part
The memories I will treasure and keep close to your heart
For me I am glad my little baby he got to meet
And for all of us, be grateful, his life is now complete
To each one of us he has loved and cared
And a family, be thankful for the good times we shared
Although he has gone we will always be together
And his spirit will live on each one of us forever
When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star
As that will be Grandpa looking down on us from afar
And now I would like to thank the good Lord above
For blessing us with our Grandpa with his kindness and love
Dear God, if it is not too much fuss
Take extra special care of our Grandpa as he is very dear to us
Grandpa if you are listening say a prayer for us every day
Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way
We know when God called you, you had to go
But we want you to know Grandpa we miss you and love you so
joe and bea OswaltMarlene,
Our hearts go out to you and your children. We will always remember Bill's sense of humor. No matter what the circumstance, Bill could always find a reason to laugh, and make others laugh too. He had a big heart and was always thinking of others. We will miss him.
Donna & Terry HaackDear Marlene & Aaron,
We were honored to know Bill through Aaron and Janis's friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Will fondly remember the many conversations we had both in our driveway and yours.
Donna & Terry Haack
Sue Rupel OklahomaMarlene,Greg,and Dodie.
Iam so very sorry for the loss of Bill. He was such a neat and funny man.
Love Ya All