Robert Spruell

Obit and Canvas Pic FINALRobert Harold Spruell, 79, of Gravois Mills, formerly of Sedalia and Whiteman Air Force Base, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, MO.  He was born on June 28, 1938 in Burlison, TN the son of Eddie A.  and Cora Lee (White) Spruell, who preceded him in death.

On July 1, 1958 in Sedalia he was united in marriage to Helen Herndon, who resides in Sedalia.

Robert served his country honorably in the United States Air Force retiring in 1976 as a Staff Sergeant from Altus Air Force Base, Altus, OK. After retiring from the Air Force, Robert worked for DuPont Chemical Co. in Memphis, TN and retired from there after 19 years. Robert owned and operated Spruell Locksmith Co. in Memphis for many years and enjoyed the service as a hobby. Robert loved to listen to Jazz and Gospel music.

Survivors include five children, Marvin Spruell (Vicki) of Sedalia, Harold Spruell of Gravois Mill, MO, Anthony Spruell (Victoria) of Peoria, AZ, Denise Spruell of West Palm Beach, FL, and David Spruell (Dana) of Blue Springs, MO; five sisters, Birdie Mae Peete, Shirley Spruell, Gloria Spruell, Patricia White, and Gwendolyn White; three brothers; Gerald White, Otto Bell, and Peter White; 26 grand and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five sisters, Geraldine White, Dorothy Spruell, Jeanette White, Norma Spruell, and Farris Spruell in infancy; and one brothers, Arthur Spruell.

Graveside service and burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO with Pastor Calvin Pritchard officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard..

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 a..m. until 10:00 a.m. at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Pallbearers will be Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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