The Obit For David Spraker

David Webster Spraker

Published in Roanoke Times on July 16, 2011


David Webster Spraker, 84, of Galax, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was born in Galax on April 22, 1927, to Harry Pierce and Callie Beasley Spraker. He graduated from Galax High School in 1945 and joined the Navy, where he served in the Pacific, and was discharged in July 1946. He then attended Campbell College; and after graduation, he played a year of professional baseball.

Throughout his business career, he was a bookkeeper, an office manager, and a salesman. He was a lifelong member of Galax First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Administrative Board, was a choir member, was Sunday School class president, and superintendent of Sunday School.

He was a member of the Galax Y's Men's Club, since it was established in 1949 and had served in various offices of the club. He was the last surviving charter member. His main hobby was golf, and he had served as chairman of the Blue Ridge Country Club.

His parents, and two sisters, Catherine Spraker and Helen Spraker Crockett, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Rexene Davis Spraker; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Rhonda Spraker; two grandsons, David Andrew and Derek Spraker; niece and husband, Judy and Jerry Wolford; two great-nephews, John and Jack Wolford; greatgreat-nephews, Grant and David Wolford, brother-in-law, Joe J. Davis; and his sons, Kelly and Joey; and his daughter, Melissa.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Galax First United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m.

The service will conclude with burial at Monta Vista Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Galax First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 445, Galax, VA 24333 or to the Galax Y's Men's Club, P.O. Box 738, Galax, VA 24333.

A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com