Charlie K. Sprague, 94, Brookville

 

Charles K. “Charlie” Sprague, age 94, of Brookville, Indiana died peacefully early Saturday morning August 17, 2019 at his residence in Brookville.

Born June 6, 1925 in Kurtz, Indiana he was the son of the late Charlie & Helen (Fleetwood) Sprague.  He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II.  On August 17, 1952 he was united in marriage to the former Betty L. Goen, and she preceded him in death on March 10, 2014.

Charlie was retired, having taught school and coached at the former Brookville High School and later Franklin County High School for 39 years.  He also was self employed selling insurance for many years.  He served on the Franklin County Community School Board for 24 years; and held various offices throughout that time on the board.

He was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church, the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion where he was Past Commander, and had also served for many years as the Chaplain of the Firing Squad; the Harmony Masonic Lodge # 11 F. & A.M. for over 60 years; as well as the Franklin County Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include two sons & daughters-in-law, Randy & Sherry Sprague of Greenfield, Indiana and Rusty & Jean Sprague of Brookville, Indiana; three grandchildren Justin Sprague of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ryan Sprague of Indianapolis, Indianan and Amber Kriech of Carmel, Indiana.

In addition to his parents and wife of 62 years, Betty, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Kriech.

Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, where Masonic Memorial Services will begin at 7:00 P.M..

Pastor Steve Rundel, of the Brookville United Methodist Church, will officiate the Funeral Services on Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home.  Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Franklin County Community Foundation for the Brookville Aquatic Center.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Sprague family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .

 

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