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John H. Sponberger, Jr., age 88 of Dalton, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his residence.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Crane; parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Sponberger, Sr.; three sisters, Dorothy, Mary Jo and Anna; daughter-in-law, Robin Sponberger; son-in-law, Brad Broome.
He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and a veteran of the United State Air Force and was an active member of Tunnel Hill Masonic Lodge #202.
Survivors include his wife, Lou Ella Sponberger of Dalton; three daughters and a sons-in-law, Denise and Michael Haggard of Ooltewah, TN, Beth Broome of Tunnel Hill and Carla and David Jackson of Dalton; sons and daughters-in-law, Pete and Karen Sponberger of Ringgold, Mitchell and Donna Sponberger of Dalton, Brian Johnson of Dalton and A. J. and Tonya Johnson of Chatsworth; sister, Frances Boots McBride of Mississippi; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Neal Hasty, Rev. Bill Gardner and Rev. Larry Wood officiating. The body will lie in state one hour before the funeral service. Burial will be in the Poplar Springs cemetery with graveside Masonic rites. Serving as pallbearers will be: Joshua Jackson, Bailey Sponberger, Spencer Crane, Brad Broome, Dustin Crane, Terry Johnson and Jake Sponberger.
The family will receive friends at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Masonic Childrens Home.
You may leave the family a message or light a memorial candle on the tribute wall at www.julianpeeples.com
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton.
Published on April 27, 2017
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