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Larry Joe ''Spang'' SpanglerLarry Joe "Spang" Spangler, 68, of Shelocta, PA, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at his home.
He was born on June 18, 1953 in in Shelbyville, TN to Sara Ann (Riffle) and Phillip Mack Spangler, Jr.
Larry was a 1971 graduate of Elderton High School. He was a member of the PA Army National Guard. Larry retired in 2008 as a boilmaker with Local # 154 after 37 years. He was a member of the Apollo Elks Lodge # 386, American Legion Post #0493 of Homer City, Polish National Alliance Lodge # 1234 of Avonmore, PA and the Moose Lodge #37 of Avonmore, PA. Larry also belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Indiana, PA, the St. Stanislaus Kostka Society Lodge #1234 of Avonmore, Pa, and the Shelocta Sportsman Club where he was a past president. He was a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Larry enjoyed fishing, golfing, and playing and watching sports with his kids. Boating was his passion and he enjoyed many years docking at the Kittanning Marina and spending time in the cove with his family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered for being very generous and one of a kind.
His memory will be cherished by his son, Alex J. Spangler and girlfriend, April Tatsak of Shelocta; his daughter, Laura Klonowski and husband, Jesse of Shelocta; and three grandchildren, Valen Fender, Zane Spangler, and Emmy Spangler. Larry is also survived by two brothers, Steve Spangler of Lewisburg, WV and Mark Spangler and wife, Tracey of Charleston, WV; and his sister, Debbie Spangler of Lewisburg, WV.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Tom Spangler.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at the Shelocta Sportsman Club, 603 Sportsman Club Rd, Shelocta, PA 15774. Guests are asked to please bring a covered dish.
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