MSgt (Ret) John LaRue Spraglin, Jr.,
USAF, 79, of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at his home with loving family by his side. He
was born on January 1, 1934, in Carlisle, a son of the late John LaRue Spraglin, Sr. and Isabelle B. (Byers) Spraglin.
John graduated from Carlisle High School in 1952.
He was a 22 year veteran of the United States Air Force, a Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, and retired in 1974
as a Master Sergeant. After retirement, John continued his service at the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot
and retired after 20 years of service. John attended Harrisburg Area Community College. He
received accreditation from the Aircraft & Jet Engine Technical Schools and the Non-Commission Officer Academy.
John was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, American Legion Post 826, Carlisle, and a former board of director
member of the Carlisle Fish & Game Assoc. John was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing
and trap and skeet shooting. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving
and devoted wife of 56 years, Angela C. (Orndorff) Spraglin, his children; Charissa (Douglas) Williams and Brenda Spraglin
(Dennis) Wilson, both of Harrisburg, John (Brigitte) Spraglin, III of Germany and Michelle (Donald) Nelson of Kansas, one
brother, Kenneth “Teddy” (Sue) Spraglin of Carlisle, two sisters; Marian Elby of Carlisle and Lois “Squirt”
Spraglin of Harrisburg, seven grandchildren; Renee and Ryan Williams, Shannel and Shawn Garnes, Aiden Spraglin and Jordan
and Breanna Nelson, one great-granddaughter, Symphony Collier and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and William Snyder of
Harrisburg, to whom John was like a father. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard G. Spraglin.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630
S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Daniel B. Keys officiating. Burial with military honors will be at
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville at 1 p.m. A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until
time of services. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to his church, 154 Lincoln
Str., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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Class of 1952, Carlisle High School
My father was our rock and he will be missed
more than words can say....In life and death he continues to show us how to love. He's at peace now and no longer suffering.
For all this we are forever grateful.
With love from Charissa and family
(Charissa Williams and family)
Renee, Ryan and Family:
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Father/Grandfather. May God comfort and be with you
all during this difficult time. My love and prayers are with you.
Aunt Gwen Williams & Family, Hbg., PA
Dear Angie and Family,
Special thoughts and prayers
are with you as you remember the beauty of John's life. Please know that my heart goes out to you at this sad time,
but remember with God's help, you can look toward a brighter tomorrow.
Brenda and Family,
and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult time. May your Dad rest in eternal
Lisa, Chase, and Cameron Chavez
remember John as a really good guy. We were teammates in football and Classmates. My Sincere Sympathy to the family and loved
To the family of the late
Bro. John LaRue Spraglin and Sis. Marian Elby,
We the Members of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Music Ministry
do send heartfelt sympathy. We want to let you know that there is no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal. God will supply what
all of you need to go thru.
In the Love of Jesus,
Deaconess Mary Lee Scott,Choir President
B. Keys, Pastor
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Carlisle, Pa.
Ms. Marylee Scott
John was one of the first people I met when I came to Carlisle in 1984. I always
enjoyed seeing him at Carlisle Fish & Game and he was a real asset for the club--always pleasant and always a gentleman.
He will be missed.
John was a dental
patient of mine for many years. I always looked forward to seeing him. I have never met anyone with a more positive outlook
on life. There was a special joy he brought to everyone he came in contact with. I will truly miss him. I know he was always
very proud of his family. Sincere Condolence's.
To my Spraglin family, I send my deepest condolences from a far. I pray that God will provide the much needed
strength to endure in these most difficult times. I recall fond memories of Uncle Larue and my late grandfather Ben Burns
sharing their stories of hunting and fishing together. He was a great man and will be missed by all of us.
I am so sorry Brenda, I do know how
much this can hurt.
Anne E. Poulin [DCED-SBFD]
a friend and always a
happy face ...with grace my
classmate embraced us all. We
are so much better for having
him with us. We both left Carlisle around 1952, but the very few times we've met since
were always upbeat. We
miss you LaRue.
to Marian Elby & Family
Our sincere condolences to you and the family on the
passing of your brother. May The Lord ever bless and keep you safely folded in His loving arms.
Rosa Phillips &
I had the pleasure of meeting John and his family through Celtic Healthcare.
John was a very special man and I am sure he will be missed by many!
Valerie Shanholtz, PT
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