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“Greetings Spragg Family. So many years have passed. I was please to see my old boss lived to a ripe old age. He was a great mentor and teacher to me....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ernie Stone - Red Wing, MN

“Daddy's light and love still shines so very bright in my heart. He was my earthly father and now he is with our Heavenly Father. He was everything I...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Rose - Paducah, KY - Daughter

“I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages. It is very welcomed and heartful to our family. Dad was a wonderful and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Renee Spragg - Davenport,, IA

“Sure going to miss Uncle Bob. It took a long time for you to find us, but we sure enjoyed the 4 years we had visiting in person, and by phone. I...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Glenda Baker - Kansas City, KS

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Bob. Bob and Renee you came to my Mom's visitation and that really meant a lot to me. I was sorry I didn't...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dianna Struss - Bettendorf

“Bob was one of my favorite customers at Hy-Vee W. Kimberly Deli. He always stop by to talk and sample cheese. I admired the way he took such good...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bobbi Nelson - Davenport, IA

“Rhonda and family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. May God bless you all..... ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Maureen (Morgan) Greth - Erie, IL

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Robert I. "Bob" Spragg, Sr., 82, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois with military rites will be provided by American Legion Post #299. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport. All are invited to join the family at 5:00 to pray the Rosary. There will be additional visitation at the church Monday for one hour before the mass time. Robert died on Wednesday, December 6, 2012 at ManorCare Health Services, Davenport.
Robert Irwin Spragg was born on August 16, 1930 in Iowa City, Iowa, a son of Marion Ross and Blanche Spragg. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force, where he served his country in the Korean War, earning the rank of Sgt. He married Odell "Peggy" Cook on November 16, 1951 at Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein, Iowa. She preceded him in death on January 1, 2009.
Robert worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for the Department of the Army as a Logistic Assistant Rep for 14 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and was elected president of the Sheriff's Posse twice and was a posse member for 12 years. For 9 years, he transported prisoners for the Sheriff's Department. He was a Federally Licensed Amateur Radio Operator since 1951, call name K0LIV. Robert was a member of the American Legion and a 4th degree knight with Knights of Columbus. He was knighted by Bishop Dingman.
Memorials may be made to Muscatine Iowa Hospice, Mississippi Valley Blood Center.
Surviving Robert are his children, Robert (Nancy) Spragg, Jr., LeClaire, IA, Renee Spragg, Rhonda (William) Parris, both of Davenport, Roxanne (Bill) Powers, Kansas City, KS, Rose (Kevin) Little, Paducah, KY; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; a brother, Dale Wilken of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy, his parents and siblings, Leonard, Helen, Marjorie, Ruth, Howard, and Louella. May they rest in peace.