James Alvah "Jim" Sprague

Tuesday 26th of May 1925 - Friday 22nd of May 2020

James Alvah "Jim" Sprague

Services

James Sprague Prayer Service

May 26, 2020 (7:00 PM - 7:00 pm)

Milward-Southland

391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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Prayer Service *Attendees: Bring face mask.

May 26, 2020 (7:00 pm )

Milward-Southland

391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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James Sprague Prayer Service

May 26, 2020 (7:00 PM )

Milward-Southland

391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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James Alvah “Jim” Sprague, 94 and husband of Rita Margaret Pavick Sprague passed away May 22, 2020.  He was born to the late Wayne L. and Delorias Williamson Sprague on May 26, 1925 in Clinton, IL.  He was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King.


In addition to his loving wife of 74 years, survivors include his three children, Michael (Joann) Sprague of Pittsburgh, PA, Paul (Oriana) Sprague of Lexington, and Steven (Susan) Sprague of Louisville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister Shirley Field of San Diego, CA.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by Rita's parents, three brother-in-laws, and a sister-in-law.


Jim was a WWII and Korea Veteran, having received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three medals for bravery in combat, and numerous other medals as captain and pilot of an A-26 fighter/bomber.  He rose to the rank of Major in the Air Force Reserves and was a member of the Reserve Officer Association.


After earning a B.A. in mathematics and an M.A. in business administration from San Fernando Valley State College, he went on to have a successful career at IBM as a programmer and systems analyst.


A visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-7pm, followed by prayer service at 7pm, Milward-Southland.  Open to the public.  All attendees must wear face masks.  Milward staff will manage attendee migration and will enforce limited attendance for prayer service, in line with state social distancing requirements.


Private burial at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.


A memorial mass will be held at a later date at Cathedral of Christ the King.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations encouraged to the VFW Foundation.

Guest Book

Debbie Goonan

says

What a good man. He was so friendly and had me laughing whenever we met up at church. I admired his faithfulness and love for his family. Sorry for your loss.

2 days ago

Cindy Wentworth

says

Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

3 days ago

Theresa McCarty and James Williams

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We send our deepest condolences to Jim's wife and family on the loss of this wonderful man. He was exceptional in his love of and devotion to his family and his country. Jim will be sorely missed. But he will be remembered.

4 days ago