Craig Allen Sprester

Friday 9th of February 1951 - Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Craig Allen Sprester

Services

Graveside Service

Nov 15, 2021 (10:00 am )

Camp Nelson National Cemetery

6980 Danville Rd., Nicholasville, Ky.

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Craig Allen Sprester age 70, passed away peacefully at his home on 11.09. 21 surrounded by family. He was the proud Grandfather to 16 grandchildren. He never met a stranger & loved discussing food, science and politics. He enjoyed rides with his veteran buddies on the way to Dialysis along with his two bus drivers; Danny and Orlando who considered him to be more like family.


Craig was a graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. He then enlisted as a Machinist Mate in the United States Navy and served his country in the Vietnam War. After his enlistment he went to Eastern Kentucky University and became a well respected Nurse. He loved his work as an ICU nurse at Saint Joseph hospital for 35+ years.


Craig is survived by His former wife Mary Sprester (KY) and their children Meagan Jeter( husband Kevin, KY), Sarah Tritt( husband Daniel, NC), Benjamin Sprester(NC), and Samantha Sprester(KY), his sisters Gail Staggs (KY), Susan Creech (KY), a brother Paul Sprester (wife Cathy, KY).


He is proceeded in death by his parents Duane Sprester and Lillian Sprester. A graveside service will be held Monday, November 15th at 10am Camp Nelson Nicholasville, Ky. A memorial gathering to celebrate Craigs life will be at 1:00 pm at the home of Mary Sprester following the service.

Guest Book

Neil Crowley

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I knew Craig when I was growing up in Lexington, KY. I would see him often when I visited Paul. He was always friendly and patient with us, even though we were much younger than he was. I remember sitting in the room he shared with Paul and listening for hours to Iron Butterfly, Buffalo Springfield, and Deep Purple. He would regale us with stories of his adventures, which seemed exciting, and larger than life at that time. Craig's bedroom always smelled like Brut cologne, which I thought smelled sophisticated and exotic. Some evenings we would take turns riding his 50cc Montgomery Ward motorcycle around the block. Top speed wasn't too high, but lots of fun. Thank you for making your corner of the world a better place back in my day. Rest easy with comfort and peace to your family.

8 months ago

Teresa Gordon

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Craig was the ICU nurse that you wanted beside you in an urgent situation. He loved a night out with the ICU crew and over the years, we enjoyed many a laugh. Rest easy old friend and sincere sympathy to your family!!!

8 months ago

Diane FOLEY

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MaryJane, so sorry to hear about Craig. I have so many good memories of him working in ICU, he would always put my sterile leeches on my patients for me. He would always keep us laughing. I am living in AZ or I would come to his service. My thoughts are with you and the kids.💕

8 months ago

Mona Clancy Howe

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I worked with Craig at St Josephs Hospital for many years. He was a great nurse and had a great sense of humor. I remember his chuckle and the twinkle in his eyes while telling a good story. He will be missed. Prayers to his family.

8 months ago

Carol O'Brien

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Craig was my cousin and I have so many good memories of his good humored, thoughtful and kind presence during our family gatherings. He will rest easy. I send love to my Lexington Sprester Cousins, and to Mary Jane and all of those who will carry on Craig's legacy.

8 months ago

Rick Cloud

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I was a good friend of Craig's in high school and his early 20's following his tour of duty with the Navy. Regretfully, we lost touch over the years and a mutual friend informed me of his passing. The thing that stands most was his marvelous sense of humor, generosity and caring.

8 months ago