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John W. Sprouse

February 26, 1946 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 71)

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August 28, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wilson Funeral Home-Schnurrenberger Chapel
222 West Center Street
West Mansfield, OH 43358

Funeral Service
August 29, 2017

11:00 AM
Wilson Funeral Home-Schnurrenberger Chapel
222 West Center Street
West Mansfield, OH 43358

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John W. Sprouse, 71, of Raymond, died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus.

Born February 26, 1946 in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late John Edwin and Dorothy Josephine (McLaughlin) Sprouse. Also preceding him in death was a son, John Willis Sprouse, his brothers; David McLaughlin and Edward Sprouse and foster parents, Harrison and Grace Meadows.

A graduate in the final class of Byhalia-York High School in 1965, he then served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam where he was in the Military Police and a member of the River Rats. Over the years he worked at Goodyear, DAB, Ranco and AVI.

John enjoyed taking road trips, his last going to Graceland in April and collecting coins. He truly loved being around children and always had a great story to tell anyone that would listen. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 603 in West Mansfield.

On January 11, 1968 at the parsonage in York Center he married his wife of 49 years, Ninnette (Phipps) and she survives. Also surviving is a son, Michael Sprouse of Raymond; sister-in-law, Marlene (Matt) Smith; brother-in-law, Marvin (Beth) Phipps; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Melissa, Russell, Jenny, Victoria, Stacy and Ronna and several great nieces and nephews .

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Chaplain James Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow at the York Cemetery in York Center where Military Rites will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Union County Military Family Support Group in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Union County Military Family Support Group
PO Box 1001, Marysville OH 43040

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