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Obituaries

January 29, 2014

Gary Sprinkle

GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Pastor Gary Don Sprinkle, 58, of Euless, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Family Fellowship, 401 Division Street, in Greenville (www.ffgvl.com).

The family will receive friends at the church at 12:30 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville. Services are under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Gary passed away in the early morning hours on Jan. 28, 2014, at his home in Euless.

Gary Don Sprinkle was born Aug. 25, 1955, to Don Caldwell Sprinkle and JoAnn Graves Sprinkle. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1973. He met Kett at the age of 14 and proposed marriage on her 18th birthday. Gary married the love of his life on June 11, 1976, and they raised three children, Jon, Haley and Heath.

Gary dedicated his life to ministry, attending Baptist Bible College in the fall of 1973, and graduating in 1977. He and Kett moved to Lumberton, Texas, where Gary served as the youth director at Anchor Baptist Church.

In 1978, he served at Beaumont’s 11th Street Baptist Church as the youth pastor for three months and then served as the senior pastor. Gary’s personal example and commitment to expository preaching provided direction for many of his church parishioners. Gary was a positive example of Christ likeness.

He started Grace Bible Fellowship and after serving the church for 20 years, he resigned and moved to the Dallas area.

Gary is survived by his wife, Kett Sprinkle of Euless; parents, Don and JoAnn Sprinkle; sons, Jon Sprinkle and wife, Jennifer, of Dallas, and Heath Sprinkle and wife, Jamie of Fort Worth; daughter, Haley Buesing and husband, Steven of Grapevine; sisters, Debbie Decote and husband, Russ, of Greenville and Lisa Espino and husband, Rick, of Greenville; five grandchildren, Lorna Buesing, Gage Buesing, Carmen Woolard, Bailey Sprinkle and Preslee Sprinkle; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Peggy Bray of Greenville; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

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