May 02, 2022

STOCKTON- Graveside services with military honors will be held Tuesday, May 10, at Hazel Green Cemetery in Boulder City for Richard E. “Ed” Sprenkle, 86, Stockton, who died Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Masonic rites will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, with visitation to follow from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Honor Flight of the Ozarks, in care of the funeral home.

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Survivors include his wife, Bernice; one son, Wayne Sprenkle and wife Toni, Jasper; one daughter, Lenda Curry and husband Vic, Pineville; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Sprenkle and Leroy Sprenkle and one sister, Mary Ann Lolly.

Mr. Sprenkle was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Neosho, to Robert Edward and Lillie Ellen (Murphy) Sprenkle. He was a 1954 graduate of Nevada High School. He married Bernice Francis Seltz on Sept. 1, 1961, in Abilene, Texas.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1974. After retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Sprenkle worked as a mechanic, drove a school bus and owned and operated Bronte Exxon Station in Bronte, Texas. Then in 1986, he had the opportunity to fulfill his life dream and bought his family's cattle ranch in Jerico Springs, where he lived out his life. He also drove a school bus at Stockton during this time. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.