Jack Foster Spangler

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jack Foster Spangler, 8, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

Jack was born in Springfield, Mo., on Oct. 27, 2006, to Chad and Jill (Whitesell) Spangler. At age nine months, Jack and his parents moved to Nevada where he resided until his death.

Jack attended school at Nevada and was currently a second grade student at Benton Elementary. He loved all sports and participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an outdoor enthusiast, actively engaging in bow hunting and shooting sports. Some of his favorite moments were spent with his dad and Uncle Todd in a deer stand or turkey blind. Other activities included church and Sunday school at St. Paul Lutheran, 4-H, 4-wheeler riding, fishing, swimming, and boating with his family on the lake.

Jack had a thirst for learning and loved school and reading, but most of all loved PE and recess. He already held his friends close, at such a tender age, and loved having sleepovers, playdates, sports practices, and games. Endless hours were spent with family, filled with teasing, laughter, but most of all, love.

We will always remember his ornery grin (complete with dimples), quick wit, and infectious laugh. His all-boy exterior hid a mighty and tender heart. This was exemplified best in Jack's relationships with his two younger sisters, Simone and Vivi. Although he would tease and antagonize them, he remained their greatest champion. For the girls, he was their lionhearted protector.

Survivors include his parents, Chad and Jill Spangler, and sisters, Simone and Vivienne; maternal grandfather, Gary Whitesell; paternal grandparents, Donna Spangler and Tim Spangler; paternal great-grandmother, Anna Lee (Spangler) Neal; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Preceding him in death was his maternal grandmother, Karen Whitesell.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, at First Baptist Church, in Nevada, Pastor Chris Deines officiating. The family will be accepting visitors from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.