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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

James Corbett Sprague Jr.

March 18, 1928March 8, 2020
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NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Mr. James Corbett Sprague, Jr., age 91, at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Beau Pre Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 am until service time.

A native of Coalgate, OK and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Sprague passed away at 1:15 pm on Sunday, March 14, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Sprague served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with Texaco for 34 years and retired as a Division Manager. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and the Masonic Aurora Lodge #193, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. He raised cattle for many years, enjoyed spending time outdoors and cherished time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Lynne Sprague of Broussard; one son James Corbett Sprague, III and wife Kristin of New Iberia; one brother, Donald L. Sprague and wife Betty of Coalgate, OK; one Sister Kathleen Fleck of Coalgate, OK and three grandchildren, Allison Sprague, James Corbett Sprague, IV and Jamie Sprague.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaWanda Stanfield Sprague; parents, James Corbett Sprague, Sr. and May Florence Wheeler Sprague; one brother, William F. Sprague and his brother in law, Donald E. Fleck.

Pallbearers will be members of the family and friends.

Donations may be made in his name to Highland Baptist Christian School, 708 Angers, New Iberia, LA 70563.

To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Deborah Lynne Sprague, Daughter
  • James Corbett Sprague, III & Kristin, Son
  • Donald L. Sprague & Betty, Brother
  • Kathleen Fleck, Sister
  • Allison Sprague, Grandchild
  • Jamie Sprague, Grandchild
  • James Corbett Sprague, IV, Grandchild
  • LaWanda Stanfield Sprague, Wife (deceased)
  • James Corbett Sprague, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • May FlorenceWheeler Sprague, Mother (deceased)
  • William F. Sprague, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald E. Fleck, Brother in law (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 14, 2020

Memories

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gerald latiolais

March 14, 2020

James and Family
Our deepest sympathy with the loss of Mr. Jim We have many memories of
him starting on the day he came to clear the property (getting it ready for yall).
He soon became known to all on the block and he had the biggest heart and
smile which he wore every single day. We missed him when he moved away.
Thank you for sharing him.
May he rest in the arms of God
Gerald, Jane, & Morgan Latiolais

Beverly Lucas Morgan

March 14, 2020

James,
I’m so sorry for the loss of Mr. Sprague.
My daddy was his friend, worked for him for years, and was a Masonic brother as well.
We all have fond memories of him.
I have a picture of them together, after a day of fishing, and I smile when I see that picture.
He was a gentleman who will be missed by many.
Prayers for you and your family.
Bev

Ty LeBlanc

March 12, 2020

Sending prayers to the Sprague Family. We enjoyed our visits with Mr. Jim as well as the kids did feeding the horses. May God wrap his loving arms around his family during this difficult time.
Ty, Diann, Tyler & Emmy LeBlanc

Kristin Sprague

March 10, 2020

He was the “greatest Poppa” and father in law anyone could ask for. After the loss of my own Dad he was the next best thing and certainly was proud to be his daughter in law. He exposed his grandchildren to a wide range of life experiences. Fond memories they will never forget. I have no regrets of having him so close by the last few years.
Poppa you’ll be dearly missed
I love you, Kristin

Rene Latiolais

March 10, 2020

My prayers go out to Mr. Jim's family. Our neighborhood changed for the better when he and his family moved in. He guided us and helped shape our lives and we never knew he was making us better. Many of my memories involve him. From him roping us, having us split wood to help neighbors, hauling hay, picking pecans, fixing things, making honey and even picking up trash. I remember him riding his horse on Sunday afternoons and his dog Lady would ride in the front seat of his car. It was an honor to have known him.

Lat and Kim Coleman

March 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mr. James passing away. Our sympathy to the family. May he Rest in Peace.

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NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Mr. James Corbett Sprague, Jr., age 91, at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Beau Pre Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 am until service time.

A native of Coalgate, OK and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Sprague passed away at 1:15 pm on Sunday, March 14, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Sprague served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with Texaco for 34 years and retired as a Division Manager. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and the Masonic Aurora Lodge #193, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason.
He raised cattle for many years, enjoyed spending time outdoors and cherished time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Lynne Sprague of Broussard; one son James Corbett Sprague, III and wife Kristin of New Iberia; one brother, Donald L. Sprague and wife Betty of Coalgate, OK; one Sister Kathleen Fleck of Coalgate, OK and three grandchildren, Allison Sprague, James Corbett Sprague, IV and Jamie Sprague.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaWanda Stanfield Sprague; parents, James Corbett Sprague, Sr. and May Florence Wheeler Sprague; one brother, William F. Sprague and his brother in law, Donald E. Fleck.

Pallbearers will be members of the family and friends.

Donations may be made in his name to Highland Baptist Christian School, 708 Angers, New Iberia, LA 70563.

To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.