Spangler, James Edward

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James Edward Spangler, 75, from Shawsville, VA, born on April 27, 1947 passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. James is preceded in death by his parents, Mamie H. Spangler and W.W. Jack Spangler; sister, Nancy S. Yopp; brother-in-law, Donald C. Yopp; niece, Melissa R. Guill.

He is survived by his partner, wife, and best friend, Joanie M. Spangler; daughters, Amy N. Spangler (Jimmy), Amanda J. Stickler; son, Michael J. Sage (Ashley); brother and sister-in-law, Jackie Hirst (Joe), Janet Graham (Jimmy); sister, Nona S. King (Pete); grandchildren, Cassidy, Izzabella, Natalie, Seirra, Hannah, Noah, Kaden, and Abby; nieces and nephews, Melinda R. Ward (David), Kevin King, Crystal Wright (Tony), and David Guill, Ronnie Gromada (Vanessa), Jenna Smith (Jacob), and J.D Graham; great nieces and nephews, Alya Wright, Riley R. Smith, Ricky, Riley and TJ Guill, Matt, Sirry, Jacob, Becky Ward; cousins, Mike, Summer, and Jimmy Norwood; special pets Charlie and Romeo.

James retired from G.E in Salem after serving two tours from 1964-1970 in the U.S. N.C. MM3/SS. James was an avid member of the VFW and NRA. He was stationed in England for a couple years. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy. James made friends everywhere he went; he was kind to everyone he knew. He was always ready to lend a hand. James was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was always happy, friendly, and enjoyed his life. There are no words to express his impact on the lives closest to him. He is already unbearably missed. He loved bluegrass and attended almost every festival.

The family would like to express a sincere thank you to all of the friends, family, members of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, doctors, and nurses of Salem Veteran’s Hospital and LewisGale Salem Hospital and the home health care members; those who visited our home and showed so much respect, compassion, and care. The family would also like to thank Horne Funeral Home for their gratitude, respect, kindness, compassion, and guidance through this difficult time.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Horne Funeral Home from 10-11 am. The funeral service will follow at 11 am in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery in Dublin Va.