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Community Church of Portage Lakes
Saturday May 21st, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

Saturday May 21st, 2022

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Donald R. Spruill

Donald R. Spruill, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 8, 2022. He was born on Friday, June 1, 1928 in Akron, Ohio to the late Latham and Twila (Wotring) Spruill. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII, with the 88th division, assigned to the Motor Pool, stationed in Trieste, Italy. Donald retired from Babcock & Wilcox after 40 faithful years of service as a welder. He was a lifetime member of Cambridge VFW 2901 and enjoyed ballroom dancing with the Cambridge Social Dance Club, in which he was a member.

Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by brother, Rodney Spruill, sisters, Carol Booker and Lucy Eckstine. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, H. Jo Ann Spruill; daughter, Sunda (Terry) Papp; grandchildren, Graham (Denise) Reynolds, Brandon (Hope) Reynolds, Austin (Rachel) Papp; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Dolph, Kayla (Bryce) Thomason, Ashley Reynolds, Emily (Austin) Cochran, Addie Reynolds, Ellie Reynolds and Easton Papp; great-great grandchildren, Stella Reynolds and Brendon Dolph; and many other loving family and friends.

The family will greet friends at Community Church of Portage Lakes, 3260 Cormany Rd., New Franklin, OH 44319 on Saturday, May 21st from 10 to 11, with a Memorial Service beginning at 11.

Due to Covid-19, we request that those attending services will practice social distancing and wear face masks. If you are unable to attend or do not wish to attend, we understand, your love and prayers will be appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guernsey County Veterans Council, Atten: James Gibson, Commander, PO Box 572, Cambridge, OH 43725-0572.

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My heartfelt sympathy for a very wonderful and nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Becky (Lee) Wells Apr 27 2022 8:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Spruill

Ellie Reynolds Apr 24 2022 12:02 AM

Donald Spruill was my uncle...Rodney Spruill my father....Uncle Donald used to visit on the farm my Dad owned in Breezewood, Pa. from time to time...I am certain it has probably been 60 years since I last saw him...I did not know him well but he always treated me with respect and was a nice fella...I was 14 when I last saw him....Not many of Latham Spruill's limb of the family tree remaining....condolences to those that are still with us on earth !!!

Larry Rodney Spruill Mar 19 2022 2:08 PM

Jo Ann, My mom told me today of Don passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel blessed to know both Don and you. Don has a way to make you smile and laugh and my memories of you both will live in my heart forever.

Roger DiPierro Jan 20 2022 7:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Spruill

Roger DiPierro Jan 20 2022 7:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Spruill

Tom and Diana Staten (CCPL) Jan 17 2022 3:19 PM

JoAnn , I am sorry to hear that Don has passed. I'll Never forget him trying to teach me how to speak in Italian ( Never did get It!!! ) Also his stories and making me laugh. He will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace. Love and Prayers to you all. Tina

Tina Hubal Jan 17 2022 9:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Spruill

Sunda Papp Jan 15 2022 9:30 AM

So sorry for your loss glad I made him his candy for Christmas and he got to enjoy it.

DeborahRuther Smith Jan 15 2022 8:55 AM

You will be missed my dear friend. I will cherish the good times and precious memories of you making us all laugh with your jokes and watching you and Jo Ann dance. I know you're in heaven along with Vince and telling him your jokes. You are dancing with the angels. Rest in peace my precious friend.

Myra Santiago Jan 14 2022 5:36 PM