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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Cemetery

741 Danville Road SW, Decatur, AL

OBITUARY

James Gilbert Springer

August 8, 1933June 26, 2020
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James Gilbert Springer, age 86, of Athens, Alabama passed away on Friday June 26, 2020. James was born August 8, 1933 in Athens, AL. Mr. Springer is preceded in death by his parents James and Clara Springer, wife Jewel Springer, brother Marshal Springer, and grandson Stephen Speegle. Mr. Springer worked and retired from Wolverine Tube. He loved to work at home whether it be tending his vegetable garden, tinkering in the garage or keeping his yard looking nice. He enjoyed watching Alabama football, playing Rook, family vacations, and holidays with his family. No matter what he was doing, Mr. Springer was sure to shine in any room with his easy-going personality and playful sense of humor. Mr. Springer was an amazing husband, father, and friend. He was a life-long member at Priceville Church of Christ. He fulfilled his christian duty during his years of service to The Lord and through his example of a godly man. He raised his family to both fear and love The Lord. He spent his life devoted to God and his family. James Gilbert Springer is survived by his: wife Mary Springer, son Jimmy (Debbie) Springer, son Rex Springer, son Michael Springer, daughter Christy (Roy) Goslin, daughter Renee Springer, daughter Deana St. John. He is survived by his grandchildren: Patrick (Jennifer) Springer, Robin (Chris) Collins, Jameson Springer, Danielle Hogue, Joshlyne (Tony) Villano, Adam Speegle, Rusty Fowler, Katelyn (Ross) Looney, and Amanda St. John. He is survived by his great grandchildren: Jackson Springer, Kandon Dugger, Jaylon Fowler, Camryn Ashford, Jaxton Hardiman, Kennedy Monroe, Levi Monroe and the expected Riley Ann Looney. He is also survived by Mary’s children; Benita Sweeney, Melissa Thacker and Samantha Sylvester. Mr. Springer has fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept his faith. His work here on Earth is done. Visitation for James will be held Monday, June 29, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Priceville Church of Christ. The Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM, Priceville, Alabama. He will be Laid to Rest will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Chris Collins, Rusty Fowler, Ross Looney, Tony Morgan, Patrick Springer and Jameson Springer. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfhandcemetery.com for the Springer family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • The Celebration of Life Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

Memories

James Gilbert Springer

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Terry Compton

July 1, 2020

Mr. Springer always greeted you with a smile, I didn’t work in the same Department, but had to work in the mill on different equipment and would see him . Super nice man. So sorry Banjo for your lost.

Michelle Cahill

July 1, 2020

Eric was suppose to catch a flight in Nashville Gregg and my Grandad took him. The truck broke down close to Nashville Jewel and Gilbert we’re visiting grandmama I was there with Rayna she was a baby. So when the call came in Gilbert headed out was going to go by and get his trailer to bring Grandaddy's truck back and them. Soon grandmother got another call Gilbert’s truck broke down so I was suppose to go by get Gilbert and his trailer and then go rescue Gregg and Granddaddy. I got there picked up Gilbert and his trailer. We took off got there loaded up granddaddy’s truck on the trailer and everybody loaded up in the blazer and I had my baby daughter it was getting crowded. we got a ways down the road and we broke down so then we called Larry my husband he was getting off work he came and rescued us all it looked like Larry had a train going behind him pulling the trailer with a truck and dragging the blazer it was hilarious Gregg had to sit in one and steer he was having a fit telling Larry to slow down we laughed the trip up and the trip back . We all was a little nervous well except for Larry he knew he could do it!!!! I will never forget Gilbert laugh so much we wouldn't stop laughing then someone would giggle a little then ever body bust out in laughter again guess ya just had to be there!!!!!

Amy Nichols

June 29, 2020

I always loved to hear Uncle Gilbert pray. He was a family man that loved the Lord. May he rest in peace. Love you Uncle Gilbert.

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