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     Charles Edward Sprenkle, age 76, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at his home.


     Charles was born December 27, 1932, near Neosho, the youngest of the eleven children of Charles and Hazel (Thomas) Sprenkle.  He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and five sisters.


     At the age of 17, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War veteran. On September 28, 1957, at the Boston Methodist Church, he married Merle Haile and they made their home and farmed in the Boston area.  In addition to farming, Charles was a cattleman and an A.I. Technician for many years.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting deer and turkey.  Charles was a Past Master of Lamar Masonic Lodge #292 and Jasper Masonic Lodge #398; a member of Mt. Hope Chapter #74 Order of Eastern Star, Lamar, and Jasper V.F.W. Post #6415.  He attended Jasper United Methodist Church.


    Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Merle, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Brenda Sprenkle, Jasper, Missouri: a daughter, Ann Martinez, Springfield, Missouri; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.


     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21st, at Daniel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following a Masonic service that will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with graveside military honors conducted by Jasper V.F.W. Post #6415.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the building fund of the Jasper Masonic Lodge, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


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#4 Carl Junction, MOJill Cole Adams 2009-11-29 21:07

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Charles. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Jill
#3 Jasper, MOJerrol & Rosa Cunningham and f 2009-11-18 18:40
Sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy and condolences to you and the family,

Jerrol and Rosa Cunningham
Jim,Vicky Ulmer and girls Kristina, Julee and Samantha
#2 Chandler, AZSymonne Wilson Porras 2009-11-18 11:45
Merle, Ann, and Harold,

I was very sorry to hear about your dad. He was always very kind and sweet to me even in a teasing way. As hard as it may seem, try to remember the wonderful times you had together. He will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Symonne Wilson Porras
#1 Branson, MO 65653Richard Jenkins 2009-11-18 10:41
Very sorry to hear about your loss.
It doesn't seem like too many years ago that Charlie would walk to the Boston school wearing a sheep lined coat and barefooted . Where did the years go.
Richard ( BUD ) Jenkins

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