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Sally Sue Spradling

Sally Plumlee Spradling, age 73 of Meigs County, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at her residence.
A native of Herrin, IL, former resident of McMinn County for over 40 years, she was a daughter of the late Harold Maurice and Rhuetta Umeka Green Plumlee, and was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Kris Michael Spradling; 2 Siblings, Harold Leon Plumlee and Kathy Plumlee Strickland.
She was of the Baptist Faith and attended Good Hope Baptist Church of Decatur.  Her favorite job and the one that she was most known for was Managing the Cafeteria at the Athens Junior High School and was retired from Denso after 12 years of service.  She enjoyed cooking and got tremendous satisfaction from feeding her coworkers and family.  She 
loved watching her children and grandchildren playing at sporting events and was their biggest fan.

  • 1 son and daughter-in-law, David and Leslie Spradling of Decatur;
  • 1 daughter and son-in-law, Kristal and Steve Jones of Decatur;
  • 2 step-daughters, Mona Underwood and husband Leon and Deidre Spradling all of Knoxville.
  • 2 sisters and brothers-in-law. Bonnie and Andy Strickland of Powell, Peggy and Abe Stearns of Energy, Illinois.
  • 1 brother-in-law, Tommy Strickland of Etowah.
  • 4 Grandchildren, Lensi Merriman and husband Tyler, Triston Spradling, Luke Jones and Daylen Spradling.
  • 3 great-grandchildren, Emerly Merriman,  Koryn Merriman and one on the way Walker Merriman.
  • Several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4-7 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in the conference room at Servpro in Athens, 101 S. White St., Athens, TN 37303.
Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices//Sally-Plumlee. 

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Sally Spradling

Marcia Borden Oct 14 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Sally. Our prayers and love to you all.
Pete and Jayne Buchanan

Jayne Buchanan Oct 13 2019 12:00 AM

Sending my condolences to David, Leslie, Krystal, and the entire Spradling Family.
Love you all!

Carol "Wincie" McDaniel Oct 11 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to David and the entire Spradling Family. I loved both, Sally & Kris!! To know them was to love them both. I'll always cherish the memories.
Tamela "Tammy" Collier-Brown

Tamela "Tammy" Collier~Brown Oct 10 2019 12:00 AM

I just loved Sally, she was the coolest Mom you would ever meet. I have many happy memories of her growing up. Such a beautiful soul. You will be missed and always remembered with a smile.

Susan (Knezevich) Swafford Oct 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sally Spradling

Donna J Jefferson Oct 9 2019 12:00 AM

David and family. Sally was so fun to be around and was a good person, she always treated us like we were all her kids. We are so sorry for your loss.

Steve & Hollie (Williams )Buckner Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss! All that knew Sally loved her! She will be in our hearts forever! Prayers for all the family for Sally will be missed! May God comfort all! Love you guys!
Bobby & Rosie Maddron

Rosie Maddron Oct 6 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to you all.

Julie Jones Oct 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sally Spradling

Stacie Murphy Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM

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