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James Edwin Spangler
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1920
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2007
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA

SHELBY : James Edwin Spangler passed away at Hospice at Wendover on Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, after a prolonged illness.

Mr. Spangler was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Shelby, to Malory A. and Ethel Blanton Spangler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Mary Lillian Spangler; brother, Mal Spangler Jr.; an infant son, James Edwin Spangler Jr.; and a grandson, Edwin Austin Gardner.

Ed was active in church throughout his life. He served as a Deacon, Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School teacher, member of Brotherhood and sang in the men's chorus for many years at First Baptist Church in Shelby. Later, he became an active member of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Shelby. There, he served as a Deacon, Elder, sang in the choir, served on the Session and taught Sunday school. Ed was involved in his community. He was chairman of the White Cane Fund with the Shelby Lions Club in 1963 and served as president one year. For several years, he was a member of the Oasis Shrine Temple and the York Mason Rite Bodies. In 2007, Ed was honored for 60 years of continuous service as a Mason of Cleveland Masonic Lodge 202.

He served four years in the Army Air Force and was a graduate of Mars Hill College and UNC Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor's of Science and Master's Degree in Education. He retired from public schools in North Carolina with 32 years experience, where he taught elementary, middle and high schools. He later became a principal of elementary, middle and junior high schools.

Ed was also a volunteer for the Red Cross and the Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Ed is survived by his wife of 23 years, Catherine Payseur Fisher; children, Sarah Ann Arledge and husband, Tom, of Columbus, Kay Spangler Burns and husband, Jerry, of Charlotte and Susan Spangler Beam and husband, Bill, of Shelby; six grandchildren, Laura Kathryn Moore and husband, Patrick, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., James Ashburn Miller of Burbank, Calif., Mary Alice Rutland and husband, Andre, of Charlotte, W.P. Beam III of Nashville, Tenn., Jennifer Logan Beam, a student at East Carolina University and Lee Spangler Beam of Shelby; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Delane Rutland and Gavin Ashburn Moore.

He is also survived by two stepchildren, Dr. David Fisher and wife, Sherry of Sanford and Mark Fisher and wife, Julie of Belmont; five step-grandchildren, Patrick Fisher and wife Emily, Alex and Will Fisher of Sanford and Katy and Samantha Fisher of Belmont. Ed was best know for his deep faith in God, love of family and service to others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care Cleveland County and Cleveland Regional Medical Center for their sincere compassionate care. A special thanks to Dr. Gary Schafer with Rutherford Internal Medicine, Dr. Chris Martin with Jones Family Practice and Hospice Nurse Kristy Suttle.

Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park with military rites and Masonic rites. 
Family links: 
  Mal A. Spangler (1892 - 1963)
  Ethel Blanton Spangler (1895 - 1945)
  Catherine Payseur Spangler (1924 - ____)*
  Malry Alfred Spangler (1917 - 1975)*
  James Edwin Spangler (1920 - 2007)
*Calculated relationship
Cleveland Memorial Park
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
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Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
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 Added: Mar. 12, 2009

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