Originally created 11/22/05

Mr. John Spowls, Sr. (CLAYSVILLE, Pa.)



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CLAYSVILLE, Pa. - John Mark Sprowls Sr., 54, of Claysville, Pa., died Saturday, November 19, 2005, from complications due to lung cancer. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at Roadside Chapel, Chapel Hill Road in Pleasant Grove, Pa. Pastor Mark Perkins of Ohio Valley Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Mark A. Plants, Robin D. Ford, J. Stephen Dunn II, Jay M. Plants, Gary A. Johnson, Larry W. Sprowls II, Purvis King and Anthony E. Sprowls. Honorary pallbearers will be John Burns, Brian Deyarmin, Joel Means, David Hapchuck and Scott Horr. Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Lynda Bolton Sprowls; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Joeline Sprowls of Indiana; daughter and son-in-law, Brian and Ashley Sprowls-Hall; mother, Mary J. Sprowls; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Susan Chess-Sprowls; and sister, Susanna Sprowls-Cipolone, all of Claysville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Tommy, Isabelle, Victoria, Abigail, Anthony, John Mark, Christopher, John-Paul and Samuel and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his father, Harold R. "Brick" Sprowls; his sister, Betty Ann Sprowls-Plants; his brother, Charles R. Sprowls; his daughter, Jaime Leigh Sprowls; and his son, John Mark Sprowls II. He was a native of Claysville, Pa.; and owner/operator of a lawn care service. He also resided for many years in Evans, Ga., before moving back to his home in Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971-1974 including one year in Thailand. He was a kind and loving person who enjoyed riding horses, playing golf, photography, taking trips out west, singing and sharing a good laugh with friends and family. He never knew a stranger. The family will receive friends at The Roadside Chapel in Pleasant Grove from 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 22. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Morris Township Fire Rescue Department, P.O. Box 21, Prosperity, PA 15329. Graveside military rites will be performed by Claysville American Legion Post 639. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle November 22, 2005