Donald Don H Sprowls

March 23, 1938February 5, 2013
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SPROWLS, Donald H.

74, of Seminole, passed away Feb. 5, 2013 at home under the care of hospice and family.

He was born March 23, 1938 in Washington, Pennsylvania. Don retired as a police Lieutenant for the Metropolitan Police Dept. in Washington, DC, where he served from 1960 -1980. His second retirement was from the Hilton Corporation. He was a member of A.O.R.P. and served in the US Navy in the late 1950s.

Survivors include his wife, Cracker Holton-Sprowls; a brother, James Sprowls, and his wife, Marlyn; step-daughters, Jean Mullins and Sue Holton; a step-son, Bryan Holton; step-grandchildren, John and Michelle Mullins; nieces, Rhea Arledge and her husband, John, and Dawn Dann and her husband, Rich; a great niece, Nicole Arledge, great nephew, Ricky Dann and cousin, Patricia Mounts.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St. Seminole, FL 33776. 727-391-0121


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2013

Donald Don H Sprowls

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June 6, 2017

Lt. Sprowls,
Although we had our differences of opinions when you were my supervisor in the MPDC Third District, I am sorry to hear of your passing.
Rest in Peace.
Officer CJ Himes
Officer retired 8-18-89

Rich Dann

February 19, 2013

RIP Donny,
I am honored and truly delighted to have known you. Ricky loved to visit you and Cracker. We will miss you a great deal.

Jane & Jim Ridings

February 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with our dear Cracker. We recall when Don came into your life and loved hearing about all the good times you had together. He was a great guy and we know you cherish all those good memories. We will all miss Don. He went thru a lot and is now at peace.
May he rest in peace.

February 8, 2013

Don was a dear friend ,we worked together as MPDC police officers . My wife and I enjoyed our many times together at the Police reunions in Fla with Don and Cracker . Our condolences to Cracker and family.RIP Don

Allen Neff Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Cheryl Thomas

February 8, 2013

Dear Cracker & family,
I am so sorry to hear about the lose of Don. He is at peace now, no more pain. He was a very strong man & I have a deep respect for him. You have my deepest sympathy & you will be in my thoughts & prayers. May you RIP Don.

Mary Lee Franks

February 8, 2013

Don was my first cousin,born four days before me. We were together a lot as children. But our lives led us in different directions after we grew up.But Donnie always remained in my heart as a very kind and gentile person.We did have a reunion,and got together a couple of times lately.RiP dear cousin MaryLee&Don Franks

Jim Aurouze

February 8, 2013

Don Sprowls, my friend from the old hometown of Washington, Pa. I'll remember our time together as dispatchers on the 6th floor of 300 Indiana Ave.
You were an outdtanding ad gentle human being. RIP my friend and fellow police officer. Go Wash High
Jim Aurouze