William "Bill" A. Springall
September 23, 1930 – July 23, 2020
William “Bill” A. Springall was born on September 23, 1930 and passed from this life July 23, 2020.
He attended Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma. Bill established the very successful Springall Travel-Tour in 1963, which he sold in 2001 upon his retirement to Paradise Valley, AZ. He was a history buff and enjoyed his extensive world travels. He was an Eagle Scout. When 12 years old he received a Certificate of Heroism from the Boy Scouts of America, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for saving a four year old boy from a burning car. Bill was also an avid Bridge player. He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew him.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ginny Springall; his 5 children, Anne Springall of Oklahoma City, Cathy McInturff (Ronnie) of Corpus Christi, Texas, Bert (Debbie) Springall of Oklahoma City, Jeff (Marilyn) Scroggins of Oklahoma City, Jen Scroggins of Boulder, Colorado; 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Storey Oaks Senior Living Facility of Oklahoma City.
An open visitation will be held on July 26 from Noon to 4:00 at Memorial Park funeral home, located at 13313 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
William "Bill" A. Springall
July 27, 2020
Helen Fisher, who was a high school classmate of Bill's and VP of the travel agency, told me recently that in her opinion, Bill was the finest person who ever lived. She had been asking to go visit him again, which, of course, was not possible. I believe Helen was aware and close to him in spirit at the end of his life. Like Helen, those who knew Bill were blessed with his laughter & good humor. RIP, Bill.
July 26, 2020
So many great memories of Grandy. He always loved to spend time with me and the cousins. I will cherish all of our moments together. It was a blessing to have such a loving grandfather.
July 25, 2020
I was so lucky to be able to call you "Dad" for most of my life! I will love and miss you always!
"But when you feel the pain, remember that it comes from a place of having loved and been loved deeply."
July 24, 2020
Bill was one of the greatest story tellers. He always had several amusing stories to entertain throughout our visits. He also had a variety of jokes to share with an unfailing timing that always ensured many a laugh. I was always amazed that he could remember all the punchlines.
Bill loved to travel. Perhaps learned by his father who worked for Katy Railways. Bill worked there before he began Springall Travel. Through his business he was able to see much of the world. His gregarious personality made him a successful tour guide for Oklahoma Bankers Association and many others.
Bill was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.