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John Charles Spratlin

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John Charles Spratlin

Birth
Monroe, Walton County, Georgia, USA
Death
11 Jul 2012 (aged 83)
Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA Add to Map
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Singing Tower D
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John Charles Spratlin went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, after a gallant battle through many issues. He was born on February 6, 1929, in Monroe, to Charles Franklin and Goldie Christian Franklin, and within a few weeks moved to Athens, where he lived for the rest of his life. John was a graduate of Athens High School and attended the University of Georgia's School of Business.
John was a third-generation employee of Georgia Power Company, retiring in 1989 after almost 40 years of service. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 to 1954.

A lifetime member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, he chaired and served on many committees, and was a member of the Friendly Crusaders Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men. John was a Mason, a member and Past Master of Mt. Vernon Lodge #22 and the Valley of Atlanta Orient of Georgia. he was recognized by the International Supreme Council at a 50-year member of the Order of DeMolay, and served as the advisor of the Frank Hardeman Chapter for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Kathryn Cofer Spratlin; his daughter and her husband, Kay and Chuck Elder, of Dacula; and grandchildren, Cary, Katie, and Collin Elder. Other survivors include his brother, Milton T. Spratlin, of Toccoa; sister, Faye Spratlin Lester, of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Bridges Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Revs. J. Dan Crawford and Carey Gibson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, 973 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation (Scottish Rite Hospital), 1687 Tullie Cir. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 (Attn.: Gift Processing); or the Masonic Home of Georgia Endowment Fund, 811 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31298.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements. Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 12, 2012.
John Charles Spratlin went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, after a gallant battle through many issues. He was born on February 6, 1929, in Monroe, to Charles Franklin and Goldie Christian Franklin, and within a few weeks moved to Athens, where he lived for the rest of his life. John was a graduate of Athens High School and attended the University of Georgia's School of Business.
John was a third-generation employee of Georgia Power Company, retiring in 1989 after almost 40 years of service. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 to 1954.

A lifetime member of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, he chaired and served on many committees, and was a member of the Friendly Crusaders Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men. John was a Mason, a member and Past Master of Mt. Vernon Lodge #22 and the Valley of Atlanta Orient of Georgia. he was recognized by the International Supreme Council at a 50-year member of the Order of DeMolay, and served as the advisor of the Frank Hardeman Chapter for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Kathryn Cofer Spratlin; his daughter and her husband, Kay and Chuck Elder, of Dacula; and grandchildren, Cary, Katie, and Collin Elder. Other survivors include his brother, Milton T. Spratlin, of Toccoa; sister, Faye Spratlin Lester, of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Bridges Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Revs. J. Dan Crawford and Carey Gibson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, 973 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation (Scottish Rite Hospital), 1687 Tullie Cir. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 (Attn.: Gift Processing); or the Masonic Home of Georgia Endowment Fund, 811 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31298.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements. Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 12, 2012.


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