Mr. Robert E. Spangler Sr., 87, of 119 W. Third St., Waynesboro, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Born July 9, 1924, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late John W. and Sarah “Sadie” (Smith) Spangler.
He was employed at Antietam Motors for 20 years and was later employed at Gibble’s Potato Chips in Chambersburg for 20 years as a supervisor.
Mr. Spangler was a member of Paramount Brethren Church, where he was a deacon for 21 years, an adult Sunday school teacher and played on the church softball team. He was one of the first members to plant the church at Paramount.
He was actively involved as a young man in Leitersburg Little League and the Boy Scouts. He was also active in helping establish Youth for Christ in the Hagerstown area.
Mr. Spangler is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jessie V. (Matthews) Spangler; one daughter, Brenda Vaughn and her husband, Paul, of Waynesboro; two sons, Robert E. Spangler Jr. and his wife, Tammy, of Fayetteville, Pa., and Manning Harris and his wife, Susan, of Fredericksburg, Va.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene O. Spangler of Williamsport, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Danielle Vaughn; one sister, Helen E. Weikert; and two brothers, John Spangler and Lawrence Spangler.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, 19106 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, Md., with the Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow in Antietam Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, 19106 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.