Willie Spangler, 84, died November 14 at his residence in Neon.
Born in Lester, he was a son of the late Tom and Belvia Hall Spangler and the father of the late Danny Wayne Spangler.
Mr. Spangler was well known throughout the area as a custom cabinetmaker and master woodworker. He was a visionary in his craft.
He was baptized at Millstone Missionary Baptist Church more than 40 years ago. He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Neon Lions Club at the Flyers Club. He enjoyed playing music, making his finest furniture for his children, and flying remote-controlled planes.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia “Patty” Sue Howell Spangler; a son, Richard “Rick” Spangler and wife Carolyn of Neon; a daughter, Diana E. Baker and husband William Keith of Jabez; a daughter-in-law, Minnie Faye Spangler of Cullowhee, N.C.; a brother, David Spangler of Hartsville, Ind.; three sisters, Judy Nelson of Martinsville, Ind., Janice Spangler of Greenfield, Ind., and Shirley Bousman and husband Bob of Florence, Ala.; four grandchildren, Jason, Tamera, Mira Roxanne, McKenzie; two great-grandchildren, Everett and Beckett; and a special buddy, Clay Nickles.
Funeral services were held November 18 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.