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

Briana Creech

says

Uncle Craig will be missed greatly. Memories of his infectious laugh will live on forever! I pray God gives Mary Jane and cousins peace and strength during this difficult time.

6 months ago

Susan Creech

says

My big brother Craig was 11 years older then me. I knew if I came to him for advice. He would never judge. I saw him angry one time in my entire life. I was a selfish bratty teenager, and totally deserved that frustration from him. Lol. He had an amazing career as an ICU nurse. Everyone had nothing but good to say about his nursing capabilities. You can rest now big brother. I’ll see you in the other side. ❤️

6 months ago

Sheree Hood

says

Our condolences n prayers to the Sprester family. He lived next door to us for several years n was a very sweet gentleman. During his struggle with dialysis during recent years we would see him sitting on the front porch n often chat about his years as an ER Nurse n the Navy. We will miss his chuckle n smile as he always was there waving to neighbors. God bless his soul; may he be at peace in heaven.

6 months ago

Cathy Sprester

says

The first time I was to met Craig, I was on the sidewalk on Seattle Drive when an ear piercing “loud” and barely running faded-purple Impala came chugging down the road! After pulling in the driveway a handsome tanned guy in a Navy uniform got out. Paul said, “that’s my big brother! us Sprester’s always make a grand entrance!”

6 months ago

Paul Sprester

says

I know that my brother Craig is in a wonderful place now. Find comfort that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord and has joined his father, mother and little brother Mark in heaven. I will cherish the memories we had growing up together as brothers, enjoying his wild stories and humor. He always tried to make me laugh even when I was down. See you soon big brother.

6 months ago

Tina M Stevens and Family

says

My Uncle will be greatly missed, and sending our love and support to my Aunt and cousins at this time.

6 months ago