Mr. Harlie Aubrey Spratt, age 92, of Ewing, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
Born on May 3, 1923, in Nelsonville, Missouri, Harlie was the son of Harlie Caryl and Anna Belle Hurt Spratt. He married Doris Anderson June 14, 1942; on March 9, 1962, he married Lovena Olson, and following her death, he married his special angel, Frances Ludwig on December 21, 1991.
Harlie worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and later worked for Gardner Denver in Quincy for 32 years. After retiring he drove a School Bus for the Lewis County C-1 School District and was a volunteer firefighter for the R-4 Fire Protection District for many years. He served as Lewis County Commissioner for several years and President of Ewing Sr. Housing Board until he retired in 2015. Harlie was involved in prison ministry in Illinois and Missouri from 1989 until his death.
He was known for his wood working and especially his Jesus fish of which he made and gave away over 7000.
Harlie belonged to the Ewing Assembly of God Church where he served as song leader, Sunday school teacher, church bus driver and church treasurer for over 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Frances of Ewing; children, Karen Sue Sharpe of Nashville, Tennessee, Harlena (Mickey) Finn of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Tommy (Ray) Padavic of Quincy, Illinois, Pam (Herb) Dalton of Kansas City, Missouri, Vanessa (Danny) Kayser of Mendon, Illinois, Debbie (Terry ) Faulconer of Maywood, Missouri, Kim (Rick) Walter of Leawood, Kansas, Brent (Kathy) Ludwig of Hampton, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Vicki Olson of Columbia, Missouri; brother, Hubert Spratt of Riverdale, Iowa; thirty-two grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; and two special friends, Lovina Raleigh and David Hathaway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lovena; daughter, Sandra Howerton; son, Jack Olson and grandson, Eric Olson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, in Ewing, with Rev. Elmer Hagood and Rev. Charles Sharpe officiating. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery, Durham Missouri. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, in Ewing.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Agape House or the REC Program in care of Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing, Missouri.
Music will be Congregational Hymns: “My Wonderful Lord” and “Love Lifted Me” with guitarist, Marvin Mersery and “It is Well with my Soul” sung by Harlie’s daughters.
Pallbearers will be: Dennis Mayer, Phil Pennington, Johnnie Sparks, Marvin Mersery, Tom Schroder, E.H. Smith and Kevin Allison
Honorary Pallbearers will be: David Hathaway, Donnie Walker, Claude Olson, Glen Olson, Rev. Ted Middleton, Rev. Gary Whitaker.