Tim L. Spangler
Tim L. Spangler, of Stockton, was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, March 14. Tim was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 5, 1955, to Romey F. “Bud” and Anna Lee Spangler. He spent a happy childhood exploring the outdoors, loving every dog he met and frequently showing off his skills as a little showman in a cowboy hat, jeans and plaid shirt. As a teen, Tim was baptized in his faith and became a member of Stockton Christian Church. He carried this faith into adulthood and in his later years, when hospitalized, he would be found carrying the New Testament in his pajama pocket.
Tim was married to Donna (Griggs) Spangler on June 29, 1974, and to this union, their two sons were born. Chad and Todd were a great source of pride to Tim. Tim spent 30 years working for the Corps of Engineers on Stockton Lake. He was a valued employee and made many close friends throughout his years of service there. In addition, they operated a small farm in Stockton, raising cattle and hogs as well as row crops. He took this opportunity to teach the boys about the outdoors, particularly hunting and calling, as well as the value of hard work.
Tim will be remembered for his fun-loving and joyful attitude, big heart, generous spirit, long and strong handshakes and passion for working outdoors. He had many close friendships throughout the years and valued these relationships. He had an open-door policy for his boys’ friends and loved spending time with them, regaling them with colorful and sometimes outrageous stories and jokes. He loved those moments. Following his move to town, he became close to, and loved, his good neighbors, Dave, Bill and Marilyn Lyons and Joe and Katie Swerengen. Tim was a comedian and loved to tell jokes and make others laugh. His radio was always tuned to country music and all who knew him can attest to his love for dancing and having fun. His bright smile and kind heart will be greatly missed.
He leaves to mourn his passing his two sons and their wives, Chad and Jill Spangler, of Nevada, and Todd and Maranda Spangler, of Stockton; their mother, Donna Spangler; and three precious grandchildren, Simone, Vivienne and Sterling Spangler. He is also survived by his mother and stepfather Anna Lee and Fletcher Neal; sister, Sherry Davis; brother-in-law, Jim Davis; niece, Brande Leopoldo; and his aunt, Betty Clark; as well as many other family members and friends.
Those preceding him in death include his father Romey F. “Bud” Spangler; his only grandson, Jack Foster Spangler; and his grandparents, Delbert and Mabel Hoerning and Ernest and Edna Spangler.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., Stockton Christian Church, Stockton, with Gene Mears and Mike Tunnell officiating.