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Richard L. Spangler

Mr. Richard L. Spangler, age 79, of Lilburn, GA, formerly of Winder, GA and Defiance, OH, passed away on January 19, 2007. A native of Defiance County, OH, born to Harold Spangler and Jennie Mohr Spangler. He retired after 20 years of service with Johns-Manville Corp. Prior to that, he worked for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Defiance, OH, for 17 years. Mr. Spangler was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former commander of the American Legion, Post 117 in Defiance, OH. He attended church at Free Chapel in Gainesville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 22 at the Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Pastor Dewayne Wellborn officiating. Interment will be in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, January 21 from 3 - 5 PM. Mr. Spangler is survived by his wife of 24 years: Shelby Spangler; sons and daughters-in-law: Kevin & Tricia Spangler, Ft. Wayne, IN, and Marc & Nadine Spangler, Buford, GA; daughters and sons-in-law: Jeanne & Tim Weber, Defiance, OH, Nan Eberhart, Winder, GA, Alane & Mark Howell, Watkinsville, GA, and Nora & Greg Elliott, Acworth, GA; step-daughter: Donna Bryson, Lilburn, GA; step-son and daughter-in-law: Chris & Allison Robins, Cumming, GA; twenty-six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers: Keith, Edward and Robert Spangler; a step-daughter: Cheryl Robins, and two granddaughters: Brooke Elliott and Haley Robins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Rd., Athens, GA 30605, or Embracing Hospice, 2160 Fountain Dr., Snellville, GA 30078. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.