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William L. Sprankle, Sr.

April 20, 1925 — March 1, 2016

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William L. Sprankle, Sr., 90 of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Sprankle was born April 20, 1925 in Valier, a son of the late Carl W. and Helen (Holben) Sprankle.

November 23, 1946 he married his loving wife Myrtle E. (Meckley) Sprankle who preceded him in death.

He was a proud WWII veteran having served in the US Navy.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Bill was a former little league manager for many years in the 60's. He loved hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons; William L. Sprankle, Jr. and wife Pamela, Gary A. Sprankle and wife Joanne, two daughters; Jeanie Daugherty and Joanie Nolder and husband Red all of Punxsutawney, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and his sister's in law; Veronica Sprankle and husband Bert Barber of Florida, Lil Sprankle of Altoona  and one sister; Vera Sklad of Ohio.

In addition to his wife Myrtle, he is preceded in death by seven brothers; Edward, Harry, Carl "Corky", Jesse, Theodore, Donald and George (infant). One sister; Della Bradley and a son in law; Larry Daugherty.

Friends will be received from 4-8 pm, Thursday at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday at the funeral home with The Reverend Richard Pike officiating.

Please make memorial contribution's in Bill's name to Grace United Methodist Church, 61 Hillcrest Drive, Punxsutawney, PA. 15767 or Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League, 205 Apple Street, Punxsutawney, PA. 15767.

Online condolences may be made at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Grace United Methodist Church
61 Hillcrest Drive, Punxsutawney PA 15767

Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League
205 Apple Street, Punxsutawney PA 15767

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