George E. Sprague, age 88, a lifelong resident of Frankton, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.
George was born on February 21, 1931, in Berkley, MI the son of Melvin and Naomi (Jackley) Sprague. He graduated from Frankton High School in 1949. He was a faithful member of the Frankton First United Methodist Church. On May 25, 1951 he married the love of his life Mary Margaret(Etchison) Sprague who passed away on Feb. 16, 2019. George served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War earning him a purple heart. He was retired from Delco Remy after 31.5 years of service. He worked along side his father and son Roger at Sprague Auto Body in Frankton. He was a substitute mail carrier, active with Boy Scouts and was scout master. George and his wife ran the General Merchandise Store for many years. George was a school bus driver for many years. He was a two time President of the Frankton Jaycees, was a world senator and later had an award named after him, the George E. Sprague "Man of the Year."
George is survived by his children, Roger Sprague, Brian (Andrea) Sprague and Debbie Paschal all of Frankton, grandchildren, Adonica (Jason) Ellis, George (Lindsay) Paschal, Kristina (Josh) Walls, Alicia (Sam) Schilke and Whitney Sprague, great grandchildren, Skylar, Garek and Jonah Ellis, Mariah Pashal, Jentry & Jamisyn Walls and Charli Schilke, and several nieces & nephews.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin & Naomi Sprague, wife, Mary Margaret Sprague, granddaughter, Natalie Sprague, great-granddaughter, Ella Paschal, son in law, Ed Paschal and a sister, Wanda Wright.
Funeral service celebrating George's life will be at 11:00 am Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton, with Pastor Dave Kyle officiating. Burial will follow in the K. of P. and I.O.O.F. cemetery with full military graveside services.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home,
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Frankton First United Church through the funeral home.
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