|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1907|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1995|
North Carolina, USA
Spencer Erastus Sprinkle was born in Iredell County on January 18, 1907. He was the fourth of fourteen children born to Archie Preston & Martha Lula Millsaps Sprinkle.
His family lived on a farm and he helped with work on the farm. From stories told to me by my grandmother (his daughter) Spencer's paternal grandmother lived with the family and was mean to him and would tell on him to his father even when he hadn't done anything wrong. He was able to attend school until the seventh grade. That is about as much as I know about his early life.
On December 9, 1933, Spencer married the love of his life, Sarah Caroline Bowles. This marriage would last for 61 years and would result in eight children: Evelyn, Albert, an infant daughter, Mary Lou, Linda, Michael, Rita, and Roger.
Spencer and Sarah first lived with Sarah's widowed brother helping with his two small daughters. Spencer would eventually build a home near that of his mother-in-laws residence. This home is where they raised their family and lived out their remaining years together. The primary occupation for the family was farming but Spencer was also a carpenter, as he helped to built their home.
Spencer was a hard worker and was a church going man and raised his family to have strong faith in God.
In his later years, Spencer suffered from congestive heart failure and on August 14, 1995, he passed away in his sleep at the age of 88 at his residence. He was greatly missed by his family and his church family. He was laid to rest at the cemetery of New Prospect Baptist Church in Iredell County.
SPENCER E. SPRINKLE
Spencer Erastus Sprinkle, 88, of 187 Erastus Lane, Statesville, died Monday, August 14, 1995, at his residence, following a lenghty illness.
He was born in Iredell County Jan. 18, 1907, and was a son of the late Archie Preston and Lula Millsaps Sprinkle. He was a retired carpenter and farmer, and was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
On Dec. 9, 1933, he was married to the former Sarah Bowles who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Albert Sprinkle and Roger Sprinkle, both of Statesville; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Prevette, Mrs. Mary Lou Goodman and Mrs. Rita Dagenhardt, all of Statesville, and Mrs. Linda Wike of Taylorsville; three brothers,Herman Sprinkle of Statesville,Lonnie and Hal Sprinkle, both of Greensboro; five sisters, Cordia Lloyd, Cleo Brotherton, Anna Millsaps, Elva S. Tilley and Zina Shaver, all of Statesville; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Sprinkle; one infant daughter; one brother,Lincoln Sprinkle; and four sisters; Erba Sprinkle,Lena Sprinkle, Margaret Hemrick and Nell Henderson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Allie Walker and Rev. Ronnie Millsaps officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Travis Dagenhardt, Spencer Dagenhardt, Shane Sprinkle, Scott Goodman, David Prevette and Daniel Prevette. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.
The family will assemble at the residence but will recieve friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, in care of Ronald Millsaps, 351 Millsaps Road, Statesville, N.C. 28677.
Archie Preston Sprinkle (1877 - 1963)
Martha Lula Millsaps Sprinkle (1879 - 1961)
Sarah Caroline Bowles Sprinkle (1911 - 2004)
Infant Daughter Sprinkle (1941 - 1941)*
Michael Erastus Sprinkle (1946 - 1981)*
Erba Sprinkle (1903 - 1904)*
Cordia Emma Sprinkle Loyd (1904 - 1998)*
Cleo Ethel Sprinkle Brotherton (1904 - 2002)*
Spencer Erastus Sprinkle (1907 - 1995)
Anna Lou Sprinkle Millsaps (1908 - 2014)*
Herman Coles Sprinkle (1909 - 1997)*
Ida Elva Sprinkle Tilley (1911 - 2005)*
Lonnie Preston Sprinkle (1913 - 2009)*
Zina Mavis Sprinkle Shaver (1915 - 2008)*
Hal Reece Sprinkle (1917 - 2003)*
Nell Ree Sprinkle Henderson (1917 - 1995)*
Lincoln Matthew Sprinkle (1919 - 1924)*
Lena Mathis Sprinkle (1919 - 1920)*
Margaret Juanita Sprinkle Hemrick (1921 - 1954)*
New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: anthony Unknown
Record added: Jul 16, 2009
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