VeteranChris Sprinkle

Chris SprinkleChris A. Sprinkle, 67, of Littleton died at 7:09 p.m. March 7, 2017, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born Nov. 18, 1949, in Littleton, the son of Clifford and Clela Gorsuch Sprinkle. He married Linda Patton on Oct. 4, 1996, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kelly Knous of Rushville; one grandchild, Tayler Knous; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a 1968 graduate of Rushville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from July 1969 to June 1971.

He was a welder by profession and had worked for Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown and Precision Tank in Virginia, Ill., until a work injury ended his welding career. He then became a security guard for Excel in Beardstown and later the Department of Human Services in Springfield, retiring in 2007, due to health issues. In his early years, he was a member and active with the Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

Graveside services were held Friday at the Littleton Cemetery with military rites by the U.S. Army Burial Detail and the Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

Memorials may be made to the Chris Sprinkle Memorial Fund.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/15/2017


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