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Floyd Earl Sprague Jr.

Floyd Earl Sprague Jr., 78 of Franklin, formerly of Columbus, entered eternal life at 2:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the Franklin United Methodist Home.

Mr. Sprague was born April 24, 1935, in Columbus, the son of the late Floyd Earl and Mildred Stigdon Sprague.

He married Margaret P. Bloom Sept. 2, 1955, in Columbus, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 2012.

Mr. Sprague retired from Cummins Engine Co., where he was a computer programer.

He was a member of The Rock Church in Columbus. He was an avid fisherman, a bass master and motorcyclist, and he enjoyed photography and working on computers.

Mr. Sprague is survived by a son, Mark (Lori) Sprague of Columbus; two daughters, Susan (Phil) Ketring of Edinburgh and Kathy (Darren Burch) Sprague of Columbus; two brothers, Bob (Linda) Sprague of Columbus and Michael Sprague of Brown County; two sisters, Carol (Bill) Foster of Seymour and Saundra (Bob) Grissom of Florida; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Bryan) Bott of Franklin, and Ashley Newman, Justin and Jason Sprague, all of Columbus; and six great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife of 56 years, Mr. Sprague was also preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Sprague; and three brothers, Norman, Delbert and Jim Sprague.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Sprague will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel, 3729 25th St., Columbus, with the Rev. Brian L. Buterbaugh officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Private inurnment will be in the Garland Brook Sunrise Garden Chapel Mausoleum on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.myers-reed.com where you may view a video tribute.

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