James F. “Dad” Spangler

James F. “Dad” Spangler, age 80 of Gainesville, FL passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. James was born in Newark, Ohio on December 2, 1939 to Robert and Nettie Shook Spangler.
James worked as an industry representative for various beverage companies, and following his retirement enjoyed working at the University Club in Gainesville. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his beloved dogs.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Spangler, and a grandson, Justin Spangler, his sister Roberta “Bobbi” Dutiel, and brothers Ralph Spangler and Bevin Banks. Survivors include his children Mark Spangler (Shannon Smyth), Cheryl Wyrick (Ron Guinsler), Todd Spangler (Pam Klintworth), and Kevin (Sheila) Spangler, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 14 brothers and sisters, his faithful companion Sammie, and his lifelong friend Buster Knopp.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!