Donald John Sprinot
Eldred | Thursday, June 23 2016
Donald John Sprinot, 71, died suddenly at 12:20 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis from complications of heart disease.
He was born at the Christian Welfare Hospital in East St. Louis, Il., on Jan. 27, 1945, and was the son of John George and Edna (Haller) Sprinot.
Donald grew up in Collinsville, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. shortly after high school. After four years of honorable service, he returned home where he worked at a variety of jobs, prior to obtaining a position with the United States Postal Service, where he worked as a rural mail carrier in Fieldon for over 20 years, retiring on Feb. 1, 2015.
He loved anything to do with the outdoors, and was particularly fond of hunting, fishing and spending time on the river, and was a proud member of the National Rifle Association.
He married the former Sandra Marlene Wells on Aug. 17, 1984 in St. Louis, MO., and together they were the proud parents of one daughter, and shared nearly 32 years of marriage, of which 30 of those years have been spent as residents of Eldred.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Sprinot of Eldred; a daughter, Kimberly Boomershine of Otterville; his three grandchildren, whom he adored, Brenden, Stevie and Faith (or Lilly as Don insisted on calling her!)
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Daxione Donald Sprinot on Sept. 17, 2011.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Rev. Sonny Renken will officiate.
Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery in Eldred, with the Tri County Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites.
Memorials may be given to either the Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville or to the Dayton Cemetery in Eldred.
Crawford Funeral Home