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Johnny Ray SpriggsSeptember 22, 1944 ~ October 22, 2017 (age 73)
Johnny Ray Spriggs, 73, North Manchester, Indiana passed away at Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington, Indiana on October 22, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. Son of Roosevelt and Grace M. (Spears) Spriggs, Johnny was born in Logan County, West Virginia on September 22, 1944.
For the last 31 years Johnny was married to his best friend Patricia Carol Mercer. The two were married on July 25, 1986.
Johnny spent 30+ years as a Brother to the Highway, retiring from Martin International Inc. He spent 22 years working for Pierceton Trucking. When he wasn’t working as a truck driver, he worked as a Bartender.
A retired Teamster by trade, junker by heart, Johnny loved his tools and tinkering. Most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and spending time with them. When Johnny got time to relax, he was an avid watcher of old Western t.v. shows and movies.
Johnny is survived by four sons, Carlos R. (Janie) Spriggs, Claypool, Andy Spriggs, South Whitley, Jason P. Spriggs, North Manchester and Brian (Stephanie Teague) Riley, Benton, Kentucky; four daughters Johnnie Lea (Randy) Hileman, North Manchester, Cindy Tolson, Cromwell, Vanessa (Scott) Riley-Nelson, Calvert City, Kentucky, and Carol Brooke Easterday; one brother Franklin (Mary) Spriggs, Cicero, Illinois; one sister Jeanette (Willie) Shepherd, Pierceton; fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Roosevelt and Grace Spriggs; one daughter Marcey Spriggs; one brother Henry Spriggs; three sisters Billie Rose Wireman, Joyce Ann Blevins, and Sarah “Toni” Spriggs; and one granddaughter Corrine Dietrich.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with calling one hour prior to the service at McKee Mortuary. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman and Chaplain Karen Kosberg will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Johnny Ray Spriggs, memorial contributions can be made in the memory of Marcey Spriggs to the Riley’s Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 20, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Riley's Children's Foundation
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis IN 46202