OBITUARY

Ernest Burton Spangler

September 26, 1924November 11, 2020

Ernest B. Spangler, MD, 96, of River Landing, died November 11, 2020 at his residence in River Landing. A native of Princeton, W. Virginia, Dr. Spangler began his formal education at the Citadel, Davidson College, and received his M.D. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He served his rotating internship at Northwestern University followed by residencies at the University of Colorado and The University of NC at Chapel Hill.

His medical practice began in General Medicine but his real interest was in radiology and he served as the Chief of Radiology at the Wesley Long Community Hospital 1962-1991; he also was known as an educator at Chapel Hill, Moses Cone and Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Throughout his career, he was extremely active in local, regional and national medical professional memberships having served on numerous boards and committees. Among those organizations he was past president of the NC Chapter of the American College of Radiology and Greensboro Academy of Medicine; and chairman of the NC Medical Society Commission. He was Chief of Staff Wesley Long Hospital, Chairman of the NC Medical Society, Director of the NC UNC Medical Foundation, and founding director of the Medical Security Insurance Company as well as founding director of the NC Mutual Liability Insurance Company.

Dr. Spangler was actively involved in the communities in which he lived such as former president of the Princeton, W. VA Chamber of Commerce, former director of the Princeton Bank and Trust Company, former president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Princeton, W. VA. In Greensboro he was a director of the Guilford County Health Planning Council, Piedmont Triad Health Council, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, founder and former director of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club. He was a board member of the NC Foundation of Nursing, a Mason and Shriner, and the Delta Theta Fraternity. Other positions of note are his being former president of the NC Board of Medicine, board member of the Evergreens Senior Health System and its former president, and his being a member of the UNC-G School of Nursing Board of Visitors. He was the recipient of the Reeves-Rousso Honor Lecturer from the NC Society of Radiology Technologists, Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service award, Distinguished Service Award from the UNC School of Medicine, and Silver Medal Award from the NC Chapter of the American College of Radiology.

He enjoyed other volunteer efforts in Mobile Wheels, and being a volunteer driver for others’ doctor appointments.

Dr. Spangler is survived by his wife Jean Martin Spangler; daughter, Karen S. Small (Tim) of Jamestown, NC; sons, Ernest B. Spangler, III of Greensboro; Dr. Kevin Spangler (Karen) of Winston-Salem, NC; Dr. Thomas C. Spangler (Laura) of Winston-Salem; and Dr. John C. Spangler (Mary) of Winston-Salem. Grandchildren are Allison Chan (Vick), Chelsea Hough (Tommy), Kylie Herring (Daniel), Jenn Small Tinnel (Chase), Suzanne Thornley (Dave), Emily Batchelor (Will), Michael Spangler (Melissa), Luke Spangler (Molly), Mark Spangler, Elizabeth Spangler (Ian), Stephen Spangler (Lauren), Andrew Spangler (Meredith), Anna Spangler, Matthew Spangler, Timothy Spangler, and Sarah Spangler. Nieces include Catherine Harlan, Nancy Stikes, Rebecca Herndon, Peyton Moncure, and Lynne Henry (Charles) and nephew Thomas Moncure.

Due to COVID precautions, a private family service celebrating his life will be held at Starmount Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Elder, and a member of the Fellowship Class, Finance, Foundation, and Stewardship Committees.

Online condolences may be through www.haneslineberyfuneralhomes.com

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Lynn Doggett Anderson

November 17, 2020

Ernie, Karen, Kevin, Tom & John,
Jim, Paul & I are thinking of you at this time. Even though it has been many years since I have seen you all, I have had a great deal of respect for and gratitude toward Dr. and Mrs. Spangler for all of their support and kindness to my parents over the years.
I know that you will all miss him, but are grateful for the time you could spend with him. It's been 20 years since Dad left and 25 since Mom passed.
I think of the joyful reunion that your father will have with family and friends in heaven.
Maybe we can all get together at Shady Creek in Wilkes Co. one of these days.
Best wishes,
Lynn Doggett Anderson & family

Ruby Griffin

November 17, 2020

John and Family,
Wishing you love and support during your time of sorrow. May the memories you share always comfort you. I wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you.
Sincerely,
Ruby Griffin

John Rees

November 16, 2020

John, I am so sorry to hear about your and your family's loss. You will be in my prayers.

Jody Johnson

November 16, 2020

Dr.Kevin Spangler, I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Sending prayers and comfort during this time to you and your family.

Jody Johnson RT R CT
FMC CT Dept.

Ginger Karb

November 15, 2020

Dear Jean and Family,

I was sorry to read of Ernie's death in today's paper. I remember his interest in the School of Nursing and the many times we saw the two of you at School of Nursing events. While he lived a long life I am sure you will miss him terribly. I am sorry for your loss.

Jim Maxwell

November 15, 2020

Ernie has been my mentor and my hero since I joined his practice in 1982. His gentleness, kindness, work ethic, morals and self sacrifice for so many others set an example for many folks. The world is a better place because of Ernie. My heart breaks for his family but what a wonderful life he led. I am forever grateful for the gift of his friendship and guidance.

Jim Maxwell

Minta Phillips

November 13, 2020

I send my heartfelt condolences to Jean and family. Ernie was so kind to me as he was retiring and Guilford Radiology allowed me to join. Of course, no one could fill his shoes as an accomplished radiologist, medical leader, and above all wonderful family man! There will always be a special place for him in my heart. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you during this difficult time.

Eric Welker

November 13, 2020

I'm always grateful for the many times he helped my family (and others)...

Ann Johnson

November 13, 2020

Remembering Ernest and sending you all my love. Ann

Robert Hood

November 13, 2020

Such a gifted and giving man. So many were were privileged to be in his sphere of influence.
Bob & Jackie Hood

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