Rev. Don L. Sprague
December 19, 1916 ‒ September 30, 2017
MANSFIELD: Rev. Don L. Sprague passed quietly into the arms of The One and Only Savior, Saturday morning, September 30, 2017 in the Waterford in Mansfield. He was 100.
He was born December 19, 1916 in Trimble, Ohio to parents Charles & Edna (Nichols) Sprague. He graduated from Waterford High School in Washington County, Ohio. He went onto graduate from Garrett Biblical Institute of Evanston, Ill before becoming licensed as a minister in 1958.
Don working with his wife Rita traveled as a team doing evangelistic work throughout Ohio before pastoring many different churches including United Methodist Charges in Fresno/Baltic/Orange, Ohio; Nevada/Eden Chapel, Ohio; Butler/North Liberty, Ohio; and Coshocton Prairie Chapel/Warsaw, Ohio before retiring in 1982 after which he returned to Butler.
He is survived by his loving wife of 77 years Rita (Welch) Sprague; children Welch (Mary Beth) Sprague of Mount Vernon and Judith (Carl) Gonzalez of Bellville; grandchildren Douglas (Bonnie) Sprague, Beth (Drew) Bialko, Cari (Mike) Davis, Casi (Scott) Sellers; great-grandchildren Allen and Matthew Sprague, Layne and Lyvia Davis, Cole and Caylin Sellers.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by sister Nina Williams and brothers Harold Sprague and Clarence Sprague.
The Sprague family will receive friends Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Three Crosses Church in Butler where a funeral service honoring Don’s life will begin immediately at 1 p.m. Pastor Brandon Keck will speak. Burial will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Don’s memory to Three Crosses United Methodist Church or Kindred Hospice may be made at the funeral.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Don’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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