Charles G. Spriggs, 81

HANOVERTON – Charles G. Spriggs, 81, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center.

He was born Sept. 27, 1932, in New Cumberland, a son of the late George W. and Inez M. (Balser) Spriggs.

A life-long area resident, he will be remembered as a hard worker having worked as a riverboat captain for J & L Steel for 18 years, six years trip piloting, and 11 years for Consol Energy. Following retirement, he cut grass at Carriage Hill for 10 years. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

A 1950 graduate of Wellsville, he was a past member of the Lisbon Lions Club and Wellsville Fraternal Order of Eagles. He cared for seven foster-children and volunteered at the Tobin Center. He enjoyed farming with his horses. His passion was his family and helping others.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy A. (Cosgrove) Spriggs, whom he married Jan. 26, 1963; five children: Cheryl (Thomas) Gillen of Locust Grove, Ga., John Spriggs of Huntsville, Ala., Mary Ellen (Robert) Watson of Aurora, Sue (Richard) Ashead of Alexandria, Pa., and Linda Spriggs of Stow, Ohio. There are 11 grandchildren: Alexia, Jessica, and Conrad Custer, Alex Mickens., Caitlyn Spriggs, Ashley and April Burton, Andrew, Whitney, and Jayna Ashead, and Cierra Spriggs; as well as two great-grandchildren; and a sister Wilma Jean Johnson of Kingsland, Texas.

His sister Vivien McIntosh preceded him in death.

Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Weber Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton.

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