Chuck Spradling

April 29, 1935March 4, 2018

Chuck was born in Buda, Texas and raised in the South Austin area. He served his country as a Marine in the Korean War. After the war, Chuck returned to Austin and began working. He married his sweetheart, Yvonne, in September of 1959. In 1963, Chuck opened a real estate office in South Austin and he became a successful realtor and businessman. Chuck, and the many realtors who worked for him over the years, worked on many real estate deals that were instrumental to the development of South Austin.

Chuck was known for his unending generosity. He not only gave happily to his family and friends, but he often helped people whom he did not know. Chuck never met a stranger. It was frequently said that Chuck “brightened up the room” everywhere he went. His optimism and sense of humor were contagious.

Chuck enjoyed his grandchildren immensely. He watched his grandsons play ball, he loved to hunt with them, and he always looked forward to treating them to a breakfast. Chuck recently enjoyed seeing his granddaughter graduate from college and then get married.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 58 years, Yvonne Spradling, of Austin; son, Chuck Spradling, Jr. and his wife, Caroline, and their children, Jake Spradling and Zach Spradling, all of Kyle, Texas; daughter, Eva Gail Abington and her husband Bill Abington, of Houston, Texas, and their children, Hallie Hanus of Dallas, Texas, and Reagan Abington of Houston, Texas; son, David Spradling, his wife D’Lyn, and their son Kyler Spradling, all of Austin, Texas; and son, James Spradling and Julia Shuford, of Austin, Texas; siblings, Raymond Spradling, Jr., Fay Fletcher, and Laura Joyace Erickson; and a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond Pounds Spradling and Thelma Cleo Waggoner; and his sister Jerilyn Chapman.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Bannockburn Baptist Church, at 7100 Brodie in Austin, Texas, with interment to immediately follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.


  • Yvonne Spradling, Wife
  • Raymond Pounds Spradling, Father
  • Thelma Cleo Waggoner, Mother
  • Jerilyn Chapman, Sister
  • Chuck Spradling, Jr., Son
  • Caroline Spradling, Daughter-in-law
  • Eva Gail Abington, Daughter
  • Bill Abington, Son-in-law
  • David Spradling, Son
  • D’Lyn Spradling, Daughter-in-law
  • Kyler Spradling, Grandson
  • Raymond Spradling Jr., Brother
  • Fay Fletcher, Sister
  • Laura Joyace Erickson, Sister
  • Chuck also leaves behind his son, James Spradling and Julia Shuford and grandchildren, Jake Spradling, Zach Spradling, Hallie Hanus, Reagan Abington, Kyler Spradling and a host of other loving family and friends.

  • Kyler Spradling, Pallbearer
  • Jake Spradling, Pallbearer
  • Zach Spradling, Pallbearer
  • Bill Abington, Pallbearer
  • Reagan Abington, Pallbearer
  • Wilber Ellis, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Debi Short

March 9, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss--and for ours, too. We will miss seeing Chuck's smiling face and generous spirit around Bannockburn and around Austin. Chuck inspired us and many others over the years, and leaves a legacy of faith, family and friends. We appreciate your example, Chuck...and look forward to meeting again.
With much love and respect,
Mike and Debi Short

Rachel Martinez

March 8, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family, Chuck was a great man, my husband Marco and I and our family thought the world of him.
He was our angel here in this world! In 1975 we came into Austin , didn’t know anyone, didn’t have any credit, we walked into his office (Red Carpet) looking for a house to rent, when we left his office, we owned a home. He sold us one of his home, that he owned, $500.00 down and $225.00 monthly Pymt. Through the year we did more business with him.
We became very good friends,
He will be greatly missed.. May he RIP

Kari Ponder

March 7, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. From the family of Darrell and Joan Ponder

Rita Childs

March 6, 2018

So sorry for your loss - Prayers for you all during this difficult time. We enjoyed you guys so much when you came to Fort Stockton to visit. My funny memory is when Chuck and Jimmy drove 2 hours to Midland to watch the team roping , then drove 2 hours home - then drove another hour to Marathon for dinner - Whew ! Chuck thought we would NEVER get out of the car -
Your friendship has meant so much to Joyce and Jimmy all these years. Your family is very special to them!
My heart goes out to each of you - Yvonne, for the loss of a wonderful loving husband. The kids ( no matter how old you are ), losing an awesome dad and especially those precious grandkids losing a loving grandfather. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Love, Allan and Rita Childs

March 6, 2018

We will miss Mr. Spradling and always loved it when he stopped by the shop. He always made us smile and we will remember his sweet personality. Rest in Peace. Our thoughts are with you Mrs Spralding.