CMSgt. James William Spartz

December 6, 1929November 18, 2012
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CMSgt. James W. Spartz Bossier City, LA

James W. Spartz was born in Great Falls, MT on December 6, 1929 and he died peacefully at Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital on November 18, 2012. Jim was the last remaining member of his immediate family. He was the son of George and Pearl Spartz of Great Falls and his brother George (Pat) Spartz (married to Roberta) and sister Marjory Eberling (husband Robert). Jim is survived by Sybil, his wife of 58 years; his son Tim (wife Lori); his son Terry (wife Lynn) and his daughter Lori. His grandchildren include James, Shelby, Torey, Peter, Emma, Megan, Jamie, and Jessica (husband Stephen). His great grandchildren include Peyton and Mary Anna. Jim graduated from Malta High School in Malta, Montana in 1948 and joined the Army Air Corps in 1948. In thirty years of service spanning the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts he attained the rank of Chief Master Sargent, the highest enlisted rank possible. His career included tours of duty in Japan, South Carolina, Montana, California, Oregon, Mississippi, Germany, Illinois, Missouri and Louisiana where he retired. Following his military career; Jim worked for General Motors as an industrial electrician for eleven years. He was active in his local parish and was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of Chief Chat, and VFW Post 5951. Visitation is scheduled for 9:45 am on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bossier City immediately followed by a funeral mass at 11am. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park with follow military honors. You may share your memories with the family by viewing


  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2012

CMSgt. James William Spartz

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Boyd & Esther Ruud

January 12, 2013

Dear Sybil & Family:
There are no words to express how shocked and sad we were to read Jim's obituary in the P.C. News, January 5th. We have such fond memories of our time with both Jim and you, Sybil. What a wonderful experience it was to have Jim bring you, Sybil, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, to his last Class Reunion so they could see where he had graduated from High School. Jim was proud of where he graduated from and we always felt so special to have you and Jim come all the way from LA., to Malta, MT. to attend his Class Reunions every 5 to 10 years.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Sybil, and to all of your family. Jim was a very special guy who loved you all so much!
Your friends,

Paul Coles

December 10, 2012

Mrs Spartz and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Jim was a genuine great guy that we all will miss. May you have comfort in knowing he was well thought of on this earth and is now helping our creator.

God bless you.

Billie Morehead

December 3, 2012

Dear Tudy and kids,
So sorry to hear of Jims passing. I know you will miss him terribly. He is home now with all those that passed before him, i know he will be welcomed warmly by grandma, grandpa, uncle Bud, daddy, and of course his parents, family, and friends.
I will keep you and all the family in my prayers.
Love Billie

Leatha Morris

November 26, 2012

Syble and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I did not know until today.
We had some wonderful times camping with you both and the Hayride Sam's. May God 's Loving Spirit be with you until you meet with Jim again.
Leatha Morris, formerly with the Red River Sams

November 26, 2012

Mrs Spartz Sorry I was out of town and couldnt attend Jim's service. He was a fine man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
Sherry Upshaw(kitchen worker at KC Hall

November 25, 2012

Dear Sybil & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. I always appreciated his willingness to help my Mother and all at Christ the King food pantry! He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Sincerely, Belinda Bailey

jim and judy abernathy

November 23, 2012

sybil and family,
please accept judy and my condolences. Jim was a friend, former neighbor, "fishing buddy" and most of all a great human being. God bless your entire family as you move through this loss

Norm Parker

November 23, 2012

I worked with Jim at GM. He certainly was one of the best. My prayers go out to his family as they have lost a great man, One who served his country and his friends. He is with our God now and we can take comfort in that.

November 23, 2012

Jim was a fine man and friend. His memory will live with those that respected him and worked with him.

Stephen Molony

November 23, 2012

I had the honor of knowing James Spartz for a short time. In that time I was always impressed by his devotion to his family, his country and his faith. It took only one visit to feel like he was Grandpa Spartz to me as much as he was to my wife and his grand daughter Jessica.

My sincerest condolences go out to Grandma Spartz as well as to the rest of the family. James was a great man, a great husband, father, grand father and great-great grandfather. He will truly be missed.