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Obituary: William Howard Spratt, Sr., 83, Taylor Co., KY

Taylor County has lost a highly regarded member of the community. Mr. Spratt was a veteran of World War II and of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired general contractor, having been the owner of MIDCO Construction as well as being a partner in Ellis and Spratt Construction.

William Howard Spratt, Sr. of Campbellsville, KY, died at 11:37amCT, Monday, March 29, 2010, in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville by Rev. Blake Jessie and Minister Joe Hatchett. Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT, Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, W. Main ST, Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers: Grandchildren

William Howard Spratt, Sr. (1926 - 2010)

William Howard Spratt, Sr. of Campbellsville, KY son of the late William L. "Bud" Spratt and Nora Phillips Spratt, was born in Taylor Co., KY, Saturday, December 25, 1926. He died at 11:37amCT, Monday, March 29, 2010, in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 83 years, 3 months, and 4 days.

He professed faith in Christ early in life.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, who served his country honorably in the United States Army.

He was a retired general contractor. He had owned MIDCO Construction and was a partner in Ellis and Spratt Construction Company.

He united in marriage to Joan Wintsch Harrison March 17, 1987.

Besides his wife, Joan Harrison Spratt of Campbellsville, he is survived by the following:
  • His sons and daughters: Jackie Payne and husband, Jim of Rosamond, California; Julie Jessie and husband, Kimble of Campbellsville, KY; William "Bill" Howard Spratt, Jr. and wife, Sherry of Dayton, OH; Johnson Spratt of Panama and David Harrison and wife, Patty of Bowling Green, KY;
  • ten grandchildren: Scott Jessie, Adam Jessie, Rev. Blake Jessie, Julie Payne, Jason Payne, Nora Spratt, Christopher Spratt, Tom Spratt, Robert Howard Spratt, and Natalie Cline

  • Six great-grandchildren: Hunter Jessie, Brayden Jessie, Jase Jessie, Taylor Jessie, Carson Jessie, and Harrison Cline

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Hill Spratt; three sisters and two brothers: Lucille Merril, Ada Maxie, Frances Goodin, Kenny Spratt, and James Spratt.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Trooper Island or Taylor County Public Library and may be made at the funeral home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, are in charge of arrangements.

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Remembering, William Howard Spratt, Sr

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