Floyd Ernest Spangler, 85, of Chillicothe, died at 3:25 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Westmoreland Place, Chillicothe, OH after a long battle with dementia.
He was born January 14, 1936, to the late Edward Ray and Violet Virginia Miller Spangler in Clarksburg. On October 6,1957, he married the love of his life, the former Carol J. Acord.
Also surviving are daughters, Lorie (Shane) Bethel and Janet (Marc) Littler, of Chillicothe. He was called “Gramps” by his grandchildren, Darcie Scott, Kyle (Sarah) Littler, Chad (Megan) Bethel, Kevin (Alyssa) Littler; and great-grandchildren Kyla Littler, Kayne Scott, Drake Littler, Rhett Scott, Ellie Littler, Gatlin Bethel, Finley Bethel and Ezra Littler, all of Chillicothe and all of whom he loved dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents; siblings, Glen (Madeline) Spangler, Juanita (Jack) Hanson, Gale (Etta) Spangler, William Spangler, and Douglas Spangler; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clyde and Mary Acord, with whom he was very close; his nieces, Christy Hanson Withers and Lee Anna Spangler Speakman; nephews, Patrick Hanson and Gary Spangler, and brother-in-law, Paul Edler.
One of his favorite things to do in his earlier adult life was to help Clyde on the family farm. In more recent years, he doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren rarely missing an activity they participated in. As the last surviving sibling of his family, he was much loved by his nieces and nephews both on his side and Carol’s side of the family.
Floyd attended Frankfort High School prior to serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, where he was a tank driver. He was so proud when he was able to participate in Honor Flight. He was a member of the North Fork Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church for many years, serving as an Elder and Deacon, and most recently a member of the Frankfort Presbyterian Church. He retired from Mead Westvaco, where he was a member of U.P.I.U Local 731. Floyd was an accomplished tinsmith, a trade he learned at Mead, having been taught this skill by his much-loved friend, Earl (Jr) Stevens. He was also an accomplished carpenter and helped build several houses. Floyd loved his family very much and was always there when family, friends, or his church needed help with anything.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the EBRIGHT FUNERALHOME, Frankfort. Funeral service will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home, with Pastor Todd Thomas and Rev. Jim Grove officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to National Church Residences Hospice, 681 E. Third St, Waverly, OH 45690. Those wishing to sign Floyd’s online register may do so at www.ebrightfuneralhome.com.