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Roger Dean Sprunger

September 13, 1935November 18, 2020

Roger Dean Sprunger, age 85, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at Tennova North Medical Center in Powell, Tennessee unexpectedly after a short illness. He was born September 13, 1935 in North Liberty, Indiana to Simeon D. and Gladie M. (Gonser) Sprunger.

Roger was a 1953 graduate of Walkerton High School, Walkerton, Indiana and attended Valparaiso Technical Institute, Valparaiso, Indiana and Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana. Roger served in the United States Army from 1958-1961 stationed in Tehran, Ethiopia. He previously lived in Newport and Dayton, Tennessee, Buchanan and Jackson, Michigan. In 1998, he retired from Mechanical Products, Jackson, Michigan where he was part owner and quality control manager. He was quality control manager at Oster, Electro-Voice and other manufacturing companies. He was a world traveler and lived a colorful life. He enjoyed art, culture, African American History, baking, spending time working in his yard, golf, snow skiing, bowling, and jigsaw puzzles. Roger was also an amateur photographer who developed his own pictures. He last worked at Walgreens Drug Store in the photography department.

Roger was preceded in death by the joy of his life for 43 years, Grady Welker; parents, Simeon and Gladie Sprunger; sister, Elsie Sprunger Keck; brother, Kenneth Sprunger; and close friend, James Gibbons. He is survived by several nieces and nephews in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin; and close friends, Imogene and Charles Kirkpatrick, Bill and Connie Barth, Brandy Dunn and Brandon Cozzolino.

Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 12:30 with a 1:00pm service to follow at Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 3176 Airport Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sherwoodchapel.com for the Sprunger family.

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12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens

3176 Airport Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701

8 December

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1:00 pm

Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens

3176 Airport Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701

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Sharon Taylor

November 23, 2020

So sorry to hear about Roger. Went to church with him for a long time. He will be missed.

ANDERSON HUFFMAN

November 21, 2020

Roger was a close friend, and worked with my father, Charles Maurice "Diz" Huffman.
He was very kind and one of the most eclectic humans I can think of. Roger was the owner of the first one of every cool technology "toy" ever! And he graciously shared and explained the operation to this young very annoying person. GOD SPEED! and my sorrow for the loss of one of the most interesting people.

Mary Farrell

November 20, 2020

Most of my memories of Uncle John are from childhood, and I still remember what a warm, kind man he was. I also remember that he was a good storyteller and took the time to pay attention and talk with me even though I was very young. I'll never forget the way he took time to explain why he named his big, black poodle "Tet Fly" to me. May he rest in peace.

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1941 Ken Sprunger, Alice Gonser, Roger & Elsie Sprunger & David L Gonser

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1951 Simeon & Roger Sprunger, Linda Keck, Gladie Sprunger, Terry Keck, Walkerton IN

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1940 Elsie, Kenneth and Roger Sprunger

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1942 Roger Sprunger

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1941 Ken Sprunger, Alice Gonser, Roger & Elsie Sprunger & David L Gonser

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1951 Simeon & Roger Sprunger, Linda Keck, Gladie Sprunger, Terry Keck, Walkerton IN

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1940 Elsie, Kenneth and Roger Sprunger

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1942 Roger Sprunger

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1951 Simeon & Roger Sprunger, Linda Keck, Gladie Sprunger, Terry Keck, Walkerton IN

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1976 Roger Sprunger as Santa

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1975 Kenneth Sprunger, Elsie (Sprunger) Keck, Roger Sprunger

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