May 01, 2024

Larry Gene Spradling

Posted May 01, 2024 6:40 PM

Larry Gene Spradling, age 64, of Manhattan, passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2024 with is family beside him.

He was born on March 14, 1960 in Rockwood, Tennessee, the son of Terrell and Nila (Harvey) Spradling. He graduated from Rockwood High School with the class of 1978. Larry served 8 years in the U.S. Army following high school.

Larry worked at the McCall Pattern Company for over 25 years until the plant closed. At the present time he was working at USD 383 in the Maintenance Department.

On September 27, 1993 in Manhattan, he was untied in marriage to Tamara Kay Worthington. This union was blessed with two daughters, Kimberly and Amanda.

He had many interests in life. He was a huge NASCAR fan, where Dale Earnhardt Sr. was his favorite driver. Larry enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to hunt with his friend Paul. They put many miles on their trucks trying to find “that” deer.

One of his favorite things outdoors was the pride and joy he had in his camper and dually truck. He loved to camp. He was a great cook and loved to smoke meat of any kind. He was the king of building fires for his camping buddies. But what brought him the most happiness over the last five years was taking his granddaughter Ava camping. Ava was very interested in camping with her papa, she wanted to pick up sticks for papa’s bonfires. That was Larry’s “Miss Mae”.

He was preceded in death by his father Terrell, his sister Sonya, his grandparents, and also his father-in-law Roy Worthington.

Larry is survived by his wife Tamara, daughters Kimberly and Amanda Spradling, his granddaughter Ava, all of Manhattan; his mother Nila Spradling, his sister Theresa Vance (Carl), and his brother Richard Spradling, all of Rockwood, Tennessee; his mother-in-law Delores Worthington, and brothers-in-law Craig and Corey, and also his many other relatives and friends.